- NCDC has announced 1,633 new cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria
- The COVID-19 deaths have now risen to 1,502
- Lagos state tops the list of the cases with 498 while it was followed by the Plateau which recorded 214
Nigeria has recorded 1,633 fresh cases of the novel coronavirus pandemic as Lagos and Plateau had 498 and 214 respectively.
Legit.ng reports that the news was broken on Saturday, January 23, by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) recorded 176 cases while it was followed by Rivers state which had 99.
Kaduna and Edo states recorded 98 and 87 cases as Anambra and Akwa-Ibom states had 86 and 50 respectively.
Here is the full list as released by the NCDC via its official Twitter account:
The NCDC said that the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria now 120,602. A total number of 95,901 cases have been discharged while 1,502 deaths have been recorded.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Imo state governor, Hope Uzodinma disclosed that he may order another lockdown in the state if residents refuse to adhere to the COVID-19 protocols.
It was reported that Uzodinma made the disclosure in a state broadcast on Friday, January 22, adding that the authorities will begin to arrest and prosecute people who refuse to wear a face mask and observe social distancing.
In a related report, the ommissioner for health in Cross River State, Betta Edu, disclosed that 13 corps members who came in for their National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme have contracted COVID-19.
The Commissioner for Health in Cross River State, Betta Edu, has disclosed that 13 corps members who came in for their National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme have contracted COVID-19, Premium Times reported.
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