Nigeria records 1,500 fresh COVID-19 infections across 25 states

Nigeria records 1,500 fresh COVID-19 infections across 25 states

Nigerian has recorded more cases of COVID-19 as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed 1565 new positive cases of the virus.

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The health agency in a tweet on Friday, January 8, disclosed that the new cases were recorded across 25 states.

Data from NCDC showed that Lagos recorded the highest number of cases followed by Abuja and Kaduna.

Lagos sets new daily record with 807 cases as NCDC confirms over 1,500 fresh infections
Many states in Nigeria have recorded COVID-19 cases. Photo: @NCDCgov
Source: Twitter

According to NCDC, the cases were recorded in the states below:

1. Lagos-807

2. FCT-236

3. Kaduna-79

4. Oyo-57

5. Plateau-47

6. Rivers-37

7. Katsina-35

8. Edo-30

9. Sokoto-30

10. Delta-26

11. Kebbi-23

12. Ondo-20

13. Enugu-18

14. Abia-17

15. Ogun-17

16. Benue-16

17. Bayelsa-15

18. Bauchi-14

19. Niger-13

20. Kano-10

21. Borno-6

22. Imo-5

23. Ekiti-4

24. Osun-2

25. Jigawa-1

A total of 95,934 COVID-19 infections have now been confirmed across Nigeria, with 77,982 patients now discharged, while 1330 deaths have been recorded.

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Meanwhile, the federal government has said President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, and other prominent Nigerians will be among the first set of Nigerians to receive the COVID-19 vaccine on live television.

The executive director/CEO, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr. Faisal Shuaib, made the disclosure at the joint national briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.

According to him:

"This is to help drive awareness on the virus and the vaccine administration in the country when it finally arrived."

In another news, Atiku Abubakar, Nigeria's former vice president, has taken an important step by receiving a jab of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

Popular Nigerian journalist, Dele Momodu, shared the pictures showing the former presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as he received the jab in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Atiku’s spokesman, Paul Ibe, has confirmed the development, adding the PDP chieftain took the vaccine on Wednesday, January 6, as part of a mass vaccination programme.

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