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Lagos Tally Tops 500 As NCDC Reports 859 New COVID-19 Cases

A file photo of an NCDC official and two others on duty.

Lagos State’s single-day COVID-19 figure exceeded the 500 mark on Monday as 859 new infections were reported across the country.

While the state accounted for 555 of the total figure, the remaining 304 cases were confirmed in 12 other states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this in a Facebook post on Tuesday while giving an update on the pandemic, saying two more deaths have been recorded.

Other places where new infections were reported are FCT – 57, Rivers – 44, Plateau – 43, Edo – 41, Ondo – 34, Kwara – 23, Kano – 18, Ogun – 16, Enugu – 11, Oyo – six, Delta – five, Bauchi – three, and Bayelsa – three.

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According to the agency, the latest report includes 43 cases confirmed in Plateau State for December 23rd (26) and 27th (17).

No new case was recorded in four states of Anambra, Ekiti, Osun, and Sokoto.

Following the new infections reported, Nigeria has now confirmed a total of 238,420 since it reported its first case in February 2020.

Of the cases confirmed, 212,770 people who initially tested positive have been discharged and 3,024 deaths have been recorded in all 36 states and the FCT.

While the NCDC said it has collected and tested a total of 3,823,309 samples, the country has 22,586 COVID-19 cases that are still active.

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 92,683 11,863 80,063 757
FCT 26,967 3,126 23,607 234
Rivers 14,305 949 13,202 154
Kaduna 10,437 254 10,098 85
Plateau 10,178 144 9,961 73
Oyo 9,776 838 8,745 193
Edo 7,297 606 6,410 281
Ogun 5,676 222 5,373 81
Ondo 4,851 239 4,514 98
Delta 4,710 2,044 2,556 110
Kano 4,665 189 4,353 123
Akwa Ibom 4,487 94 4,349 44
Kwara 4,208 435 3,709 64
Osun 3,107 67 2,951 89
Enugu 2,901 23 2,849 29
Gombe 2,784 41 2,683 60
Nasarawa 2,517 133 2,345 39
Anambra 2,489 58 2,412 19
Katsina 2,377 13 2,327 37
Imo 2,310 254 1,999 57
Abia 2,121 78 2,010 33
Ebonyi 2,062 26 2,004 32
Benue 1,907 370 1,512 25
Ekiti 1,898 123 1,747 28
Bauchi 1,854 40 1,791 23
Borno 1,532 188 1,306 38
Bayelsa 1,293 39 1,226 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 696 6 665 25
Jigawa 627 8 602 17
Yobe 502 3 490 9
Kebbi 470 0 454 16
Zamfara 375 12 354 9
Kogi 5 0 3 2

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