ICYMI: Nigeria Records 1,041 New Cases Of COVID-19, Six More Deaths

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Nigeria reported 1,041 new COVID-19 infections, the Health Ministry said on Thursday Christmas eve, bringing the national total over 81,963.

Nigeria is currently battling its worst phase of COVID-19 with the recent surge in new infections officially declared the second wave last Thursday by the federal officials.

According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the death toll from the virus is also increasing. With six more deaths on Thursday, a day to Christmas, the total fatalities are now 1242.

Active cases in the country have risen from about 3,000 some weeks ago to over 10,000 due to a rise in new infections. Of the over 81,000 cases so far in Nigeria, 69,651 patients have been discharged from hospitals after treatment.

The 1,041 new cases were reported from: Lagos – 316, FCT – 210, Kaduna – 83, Plateau – 70, Gombe – 56, Oyo – 56, Katsina – 47, Nasarawa – 35, Kano – 33, Ogun – 21, Rivers – 17, Niger – 14, Imo – 14, Delta – 12, Kwara – 12, Edo – 12, Benue – 9, Anambra – 8, Taraba – 4, Ekiti – 4, Ebonyi – 6, Bayelsa – 1, and Sokoto – 1.

Again, Abuja and Lagos led with 210 and 316 new cases respectively on Thursday – about half of the daily total. With the country sliding into the second wave of the pandemic, federal authorities ordered the reopening of all isolation and treatment centres in the country.

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