- The latest records of the NCDC on COVID-19 in Nigeria is indicating that the virus is spreading at a threatening speed
- For only Wednesday, December 23, the agency recorded 1,133 new infections
- This figure was reported at a time when preparations for Christmas are at their peak
The federal government was right about the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria after all as the nation is really recording high daily infections across states.
To prove this, the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday, December 23, reported that there were additional 1,133 new cases of the virus in the country.
The latest figure brings the total number of confirmed cases of the pandemic to 80,992, while the deaths at the moment stand at 1,236.
On the bright side, an encouraging number of 69,274 persons have recovered from the disease and have been discharged by health bodies.
As often, Lagos is the most high-risk state for the virus from the health agency's report as it has 397 new cases.
Other states and the number of cases attached to them apart from the Federal Capital Territory (FCT which has 357) are as follows:
Kaduna-81, Plateau-63, Katsina-46, Sokoto-32, Oyo-28, Ogun-21, Kano-19, Rivers-18, Osun-13, Edo-12, Niger-12, Bayelsa-11, Borno-11, Bauchi-8, Jigawa-2, and Ondo-2.
Meanwhile, new restrictions on gatherings especially in religious and recreational centres due to the spread of the second wave of COVID-19 had been extended to March 2021.
The extension was imposed on Tuesday, December 22, by President Muhammadu Buhari, The Nation reports.
The president made this crucial decision after receiving the end-of-the-year reports of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 at the State House.
The president noted that the nation cannot take and bear the risk of losing what the administration has gained in the last nine months which witnessed its tough battle with the pandemic.
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