- There has been an increase in the daily number of coronavirus deaths in Nigeria
- The NCDC recorded a whopping 1,114 new infections and 27 casualties on Friday, January 29
- This is the highest number of people confirmed to have died of COVID-19 complications in a day since June 2020
The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has continued to record a spike in the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus across states in the country.
The agency from its tweet announced that the number of new infections for Friday, January 29, from 22 states, including the federal capital territory (FCT) was 1,114.
From the NCDC's report, 27 people were confirmed to have died of COVID-19 complications in the last 24 hours bringing the nation's fatality toll to 1,577.
The death toll recorded is the highest single-day count in more than seven months.
Lagos state still remains the epicentre of the virus in Nigeria, claiming 408 cases from the total number while it was followed by FCT which recorded 95.
Legit.ng gathered that the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria is 128,674. A total number of 102,780 patients have been discharged.
Here is the full list as released by the NCDC via its official Twitter account:
FG warns Nigerians of another lockdown
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that if Nigerians are not careful there can be another lockdown. This was disclosed by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.
According to the National Incident Manager of the PTF, Dr. Mukhtar Muhammad, though the government would be reluctant in taking such a decision, it will, however, take it if circumstances warrant it.
He however said the PTF was working with governors on achieving successful enforcement of already issued guidelines and protocols across the country.
COVID-19 vaccines will arrive Nigeria in March 2021, says FG
In a related development, the federal government has assured Nigerians that the COVID-19 vaccines will arrive in the country before the end of the first quarter of the year 2021.
This was disclosed by Dr. Mukhtar Muhammad, the national incident manager of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.
Dr. Muhammad who was a guest on a Channels Television programme on Thursday, January 28 stated that the government is doing its best to get enough vaccines.