12 dead in 24 hours as Nigeria's COVID-19 cases continue to rise

12 dead in 24 hours as Nigeria's COVID-19 cases continue to rise

- Nigeria has recorded over 1,500 new COVID-19 cases and over 10 deaths across the federation

- The NCDC released its daily statistics close to midnight on Friday, January 8 showing the sad figures

- Lagos accounted for over half of the confirmed cases just as it continued to lead the overall table of infections among the 36 states and the FCT

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced that 12 people died on Friday, January 8 from COVID-19.

The NCDC made this confirmation around midnight on Friday in a tweet on its official Twitter handle.

In the tweet, NCDC's stats showed that Nigeria's COVID-19 death toll rose from 1,330 on Thursday, January 7 to 1, 342 on Friday.

Also, a total of 1,544 cases were confirmed on the day. A total of 739 of the cases were discovered in Lagos while Plateau had 168, Abuja 153, Oyo 91 and Nasarawa got 90 cases to round off the top five states with most infections.

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Lagos leads COVID-19 confirmed cases as 12 die in 24 hours

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Additional information by NCDC showed that Lagos remains the most affected of all the 36 states in the Nigerian federation.

As of Friday, Lagos had 35.7% per cent of the entire confirmed COVID-19 cases recorded nationwide.

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The megacity had 34, 785 cases out of a total of 97, 478 to leader the table of infections. The state is followed by the federal capital territory Abuja, which had 13, 224, about half of Lagos' number of infections.

Kaduna has 5, 752, Plateau 5, 549 while Oyo closed the top five with 4, 248.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported earlier that President Muhammadu Buhari said he wants Imams, Bishops, top musicians and sports personalities in the country to take COVID-19 vaccine shots on live television.

Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum, Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state, revealed this to pressmen at the State House after meeting with the Nigerian leader on Friday, January 8 in Abuja.

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