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Again, Nigeria’s Daily COVID-19 Infections Exceed 1,000

(File) A health worker collects the sample of a man to test for COVID-19. Photo: Channels TV/ Sodiq Adelakun.

Nigeria has reported fresh COVID-19 infections exceeding the 1,000 mark for the second consecutive day, data from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) have shown.

Giving an update on the outbreak of the disease in the country, the agency, in a Facebook post on Friday, revealed that 1,051 new confirmed cases were logged.

The number of cases reported on Thursday is, however, lower than the 1,424 infections reported on the previous day. Wednesday’s figure is the highest to be logged in the last six months.

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Although no new death was recorded on Thursday, the 1,051 fresh cases were reported in 10 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

They include Lagos – 599, FCT – 238, Rivers – 79, Oyo – 51, Ondo – 32, Plateau – 20, Akwa Ibom – 11, Ogun – seven, Bayelsa – five, Kano – five, and Kwara – four.

According to the NCDC, no new case was reported in Bauchi, Ekiti, Osun, and Sokoto States. As a result, Nigeria’s total confirmed COVID-19 cases has risen to 221,071.

Since the outbreak of the disease in the country in late February 2020, a total of 211,345 infected people has been discharged and 2,983 deaths have been recorded.

The NCDC has collected and tested a total of 3,686,403 samples while 6,743 cases are still active in various states and the FCT.

See the breakdown of cases according to states below:

States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Cases (on admission) No. Discharged No. of Deaths
Lagos 82,425 1,616 80,053 756
FCT 24,437 924 23,289 224
Rivers 13,232 258 12,820 154
Kaduna 10,213 75 10,057 81
Plateau 10,027 61 9,893 73
Oyo 9,003 222 8,590 191
Edo 6,821 212 6,329 280
Ogun 5,496 120 5,296 80
Ondo 4,662 56 4,508 98
Kano 4,462 49 4,291 122
Delta 4,446 1,780 2,556 110
Akwa Ibom 4,428 66 4,318 44
Kwara 4,015 242 3,709 64
Osun 3,036 13 2,937 86
Enugu 2,824 9 2,786 29
Gombe 2,757 28 2,669 60
Nasarawa 2,517 133 2,345 39
Anambra 2,424 19 2,386 19
Katsina 2,367 10 2,320 37
Imo 2,265 233 1,991 41
Ebonyi 2,062 26 2,004 32
Abia 2,044 11 2,002 31
Benue 1,907 370 1,512 25
Bauchi 1,817 18 1,776 23
Ekiti 1,788 17 1,743 28
Borno 1,356 12 1,306 38
Bayelsa 1,274 30 1,216 28
Taraba 1,269 15 1,222 32
Adamawa 1,157 27 1,098 32
Niger 1,077 59 998 20
Sokoto 810 0 782 28
Cross River 690 23 642 25
Jigawa 619 2 600 17
Yobe 502 3 490 9
Kebbi 470 0 454 16
Zamfara 367 4 354 9
Kogi 5 0 3 2

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