On Tuesday, Nigeria recorded 749 new COVID-19 infections and three deaths across 19 of the country’s 36 states.
While the 749 new cases indicated a sharp increase from the 397 infections recorded on Monday, the three new deaths were lower than the seven in the previous 24 hours. The country has now recorded 1,267 deaths from the virus, according to the country’s public health agency, Nigeria Centre Disease Control.
In the past 11 days, there have been 55 recorded deaths from the coronavirus. The NCDC in an update on its microsite Sunday night said the 749 new cases took the total figure in the country to 85,560. So far, 71,937 patients have been discharged from hospitals after treatment.
The 749 new cases were reported from 19 states – Lagos (299), Plateau (131), Kaduna (83), FCT (74), Kwara (35), Sokoto (26), Edo (18), Kano (17), Katsina (16), Delta (11), Nasarawa (10), Ondo (9), Bauchi (9), Rivers (5), Akwa Ibom (3), Jigawa (1), Osun (1) and Ekiti (1).
With the country into the second wave of the pandemic, federal authorities have ordered the reopening of all isolation and treatment centres in the country
749 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
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— NCDC (@NCDCgov) December 29, 2020
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