- New data from the NCDC may have confirmed the fears that Nigeria is experiencing a second of COVID-19
- The health agency in a tweet on Thursday, December 31, announced 1,031 new cases in Nigeria
- In the last 24 hours, 11 deaths were recorded in the country
Nigeria has recorded 1,031 fresh cases of the coronavirus as Lagos state and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) maintain their leads among other states of the federation.
Legit.ng reports that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made this known on the night of Thursday, December 31, via its official Twitter account.
Lagos state tops the list of the cases with 570 while it was followed by the FCT which recorded 117.
Kaduna state recorded 109 cases while it was followed by Nasarawa state which had 34. Bauchi and Kano states recorded 31 and 28 cases respectively as Plateau and Sokoto both had 26.
The NCDC disclosed that the new cases were found in 16 states, with Lagos recording the highest number of infections.
According to the federal health agency, in the last 24 hours, 11 deaths and 391 recoveries were recorded.
Below are the states with the new cases:
The NCDC says that the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria now stands at 87,510. A total number of 73,713 cases have been discharged while 1,289 deaths have been recorded.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Femi Odekunle, a member of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) headed by Itse Sagay died from COVID-19.
Odekunle, a professor of law, died on Tuesday evening, December 29, at the COVID-19 isolation center in Gwagalada, Abuja.
In a related development, coronavirus has claimed the life of 2 doctors in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.
This was disclosed in a statement issued on Tuesday, December 29, by the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA).
According to Anthony Ogunleye, chief press secretary to the FCT minister, 2 weeks ago a female doctor at Gwarimpa General hospital died, while a private medical doctor passed away last week.
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