Nigeria on Thursday reported 1,145 new cases of COVID-19, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said.
This is coming several hours after the Presidential Task Force officially declared a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, adding that it will begin to review the further reopening of the nation’s economy.
The figure was the highest ever infection recorded in one day since the onset of the pandemic in March. According to the NCDC, total COVID-19 cases in Nigeria now sums up to 76,207 cases.
While 67,110 cases have been discharged, the country has recorded 1201 deaths across the 36 states and Federal Capital Territory. The 1,145 new cases were reported from 24 states, including Lagos (459), FCT (145), Kaduna (138), Plateau (80).
Others include: Katsina (70), Gombe (52), Niger (31), Kano (23), Bayelsa (21), Bauchi (18), Ondo (18), Rivers (17), Ogun (12), Oyo (12), Edo (8), Nasarawa (8), Ebonyi (7), Osun (6), Ekiti (5), Kebbi (5), Borno (4), Jigawa (3), Akwa Ibom (2), and Anambra (1).
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— NCDC (@NCDCgov) December 17, 2020
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