Nigeria Records 399 COVID-19 Cases, Eight More Fatalities

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A health worker is seen wearing a PPE amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The total number of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nigeria has continued to rise as the country confirms more infections on each new day.

Although there have been high and low figures of single-day cases, Nigeria reported 399 new infections and eight more fatalities on Friday.

This was revealed in a late-night tweet by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) which manages disease outbreaks in the country.

It noted that the new cases were reported in 17 states of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Lagos reported the highest cases – 101, followed by Anambra Edo, and Abia States which confirmed 96, 50, and 29 new infections.

Others are Imo – 28, Ogun – 19, Akwa Ibom – 16, Kaduna – 13, FCT – seven, Bayelsa – six, Kano – six, Oyo – six, Delta – five, Rivers – five, Nasarawa – four, Ebonyi – three, Osun – three, and Gombe two.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 160,332, while 144,059 cases have been discharged and 2,009 deaths recorded.

As of March 12, 2021, Nigeria has tested 1,601,396 samples for coronavirus and 14,264 cases are active.

See the breakdown of COVID-19 cases according to states below:

States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Cases (on admission) No. Discharged No. of Deaths
Lagos 56,905 617 55,864 424
FCT 19,447 4,644 14,648 155
Plateau 8,986 92 8,837 57
Kaduna 8,751 133 8,553 65
Oyo 6,804 501 6,187 116
Rivers 6,767 232 6,438 97
Edo 4,812 228 4,399 185
Ogun 4,535 188 4,298 49
Kano 3,863 65 3,689 109
Ondo 3,083 944 2,080 59
Kwara 3,014 291 2,668 55
Delta 2,593 780 1,744 69
Osun 2,487 125 2,310 52
Nasarawa 2,289 1,903 373 13
Enugu 2,221 327 1,865 29
Katsina 2,060 1 2,025 34
Gombe 2,018 23 1,952 43
Ebonyi 1,968 162 1,774 32
Anambra 1,909 64 1,826 19
Akwa Ibom 1,687 528 1,145 14
Abia 1,625 40 1,564 21
Imo 1,614 147 1,432 35
Bauchi 1,442 158 1,267 17
Borno 1,316 78 1,200 38
Benue 1,188 575 591 22
Adamawa 942 641 270 31
Niger 921 487 417 17
Taraba 881 55 804 22
Ekiti 844 67 767 10
Bayelsa 815 45 744 26
Sokoto 769 741 28
Jigawa 496 480 16
Kebbi 412 75 323 14
Cross River 344 20 307 17
Yobe 293 25 259 9
Zamfara 226 3 215 8
Kogi 5 3 2
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