Coronavirus: FG records 712 new cases of COVID-19, four deaths on Christmas day

Coronavirus: FG records 712 new cases of COVID-19, four deaths on Christmas day

- NCDC has announced 712 new cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria

- The COVID-19 deaths have now risen to 1,246

- Lagos state tops the list of the cases with 388 while it was followed by the FCT which recorded 77

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Nigeria has recorded 712 fresh cases of the novel coronavirus pandemic as Lagos and Federal Capital Territory (FCT) had 388 and 77 respectively.

Legit.ng reports that the news was broken on Friday, December 25, by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

Kwara state recorded 39 cases while it was followed by Katsina state which had 35. Bauchi and Plateau states recorded 33 and 22 cases as Ogun and Akwa Ibom states had 18 and 16 respectively.

FG records 712 new cases of COVID-19 as death toll rises to 1,246
FG records 712 new cases of COVID-19 as death toll rises to 1,246
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Here is the full list as released by the NCDC via its official Twitter account:

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Lagos-388

FCT-77

Kwara-39

Katsina-35

Bauchi-33

Plateau-22

Ogun-18

Akwa Ibom-16

Delta-13

Kaduna-12

Osun-12

Yobe-11

Sokoto-10

Kebbi-8

Enugu-6

Edo-5

Ondo-3

Niger-2

Kano-1

Oyo-1

The NCDC said that the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria now 82,747. A total number of 70,239 cases have been discharged while 1,246 deaths have been recorded.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Lagos government warned the residents of the state to take responsibility by following the necessary safety and precautionary protocols against the deadly coronavirus disease which is now on its second wave in the country.

It was reported that in a tweet by the state government on Friday, December 25, it was emphasised that schools and public gathering are still banned until further notice.

The state urged residents to stay "indoor and stay safe" if it is not compulsory to leave home.

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