COVID-19 records spikes in Nigeria, 754 new cases found

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said 754 additional COVID-19 infections were recorded on Thursday across 11 states of the federation and the FCT.

The NCDC stated this on its verified website on Friday morning, adding that the country recorded one fatality on Thursday.

It said the 754 cases of COVID-19 on Thursday indicated an increase from the 268 reported on Wednesday.

The NCDC added that the infection toll had increased to 215,918, while the fatality toll from the disease stood at 2,981, as of Thursday.

The public health institute said 4,662 people were currently down with illness from the virus, while 207,619 people had been treated and discharged.


The agency added that Lagos State, the country’s epicentre of the virus, reported more than half of the new cases.

The NCDC said a backlog of 595 confirmed cases for December 8, (294), and December 9 (301), 2021 were from Lagos.

Among others, the FCT recorded (68), Imo (49), Edo (13), Oyo (9), Delta (5), Katsina (4), Kano (3), Plateau (3), Ekiti (2), Gombe (2) and Rivers (1).

It said the country had conducted a total of 3,629,527 test samples since the virus was announced on February 27, 2020.

It added that a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 2, continued to coordinate the national response activities.


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