COVID-19: NCDC announces 1354 new cases of coronavirus

COVID-19: NCDC announces 1354 new cases of coronavirus

- Nigeria on Tuesday, January 5, set a new daily record for COVID-19

- This is as 1,354 new cases of coronavirus was announced in 22 states with Lagos leading the pack again

- One death was also recorded as the total confirmed figure hits 92,705 with 76,396 recoveries

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A daily record of coronavirus was set on Tuesday, January 5, as the Nigeria Centre for the Disease Control (NCDC) announced 1,354 new cases of COVID-19.

The new cases were recorded in 22 states with Lagos, the epicentre of the deadly virus in Nigeria, topping the log with 712 infections.

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) followed on the record with 145 new cases as Plateau, Kwara and Kaduna followed closely behind with 117, 81 and 54 cases respectively.

COVID-19: NCDC announces 1354 new cases of coronavirus
The NCDC on Tuesday announced 1354 new cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria. Credit:@NCDCgov
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Sokoto state has 39 cases, Oyo has 38, Rivers 37 and Gombe state 21. Enugu and Akwa Ibom followed with 20 and 16 cases respectively.

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Bauchi and Delta states have 14 new cases each, followed by Ebonyi with 13. Anambra came behind them on the log with 9, Taraba 8 and Edo 8.

Kano recorded 3 cases, Osun has 2, Ekiti also has 2 as Ogun state closed the log with just one case.

Meanwhile, one death was recorded in what officially brings the number of casualties to 1,319 as the virus continues to take a swipe at the country.

92,705 confirmed cases of coronavirus have been recorded since February 2020 when the first infection was discovered in Lagos.

According to the disease control body NCDC, 76,396 people have been successfully treated and discharged.

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Meanwhile, the federal government on Monday, January 4, assured Nigerians that there is no plan to impose a fresh lockdown on the country following the battle against the second wave of the pandemic.

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The government made the clarification through the minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed.

Speaking further at a conference in Lagos state, Mohammed said the federal government did not at any point say it is going to have a second lockdown.

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