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    Wednesday, December 9, 2020

    Nigeria Records 2 Deaths, 474 New COVID-19 Infections

    The Covid-19 pandemic began last year in a city in central China, but has since grown to affect nearly every country on earth. The virus has put world leaders in hospital while exposing inequality. It has asked major questions of governments and encroached on the daily lives of billions. And it shows no signs of ending any time soon.

    Despite the measures put in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus infection COVID-19, Nigeria has continued to report an increasing number of infections.

    According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control NCDC, the country recorded 474 new COVID-19 infections in 16 states and the Federal  Capital Territory with the total number of infections rising to 70,669.

    The health agency made this known on Wednesday via its official Twitter handle.

    In its latest update, the health agency revealed that 132 patients were discharged from isolation centers across the country with 2 new deaths reported.

    Abuja, the Federal  Capital Territory recorded the highest number of confirmed cases with 180 new infection taking the total number of cases in Abuja to 7,716

    Lagos state, the epicentre of the virus in country came second with 134 new infection taking the total number of cases in Lagos to 24,238.

    According to the breakdown released on Wednesday by NCDC, FCT, Lagos, Kebbi, Adamawa and Plateau recorded the highest number of COVID-19 infections with 180, 134, 45, 26, and 16 cases respectively.

    Other states in new cases are: Enugu-14, Taraba-14, Gombe-12, Nasarawa-8, Yobe-8, Rivers-5, Ogun-5, Kwara-2, Ekiti-2, Sokoto-2 and Osun-1.

    The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has conducted about 822,231 tests since the first confirmed case relating to the COVID-19 pandemic was announced.

    In summary, on the 9th of December 2020, 474 new confirmed cases and 2 deaths was recorded in Nigeria

    Till date, 70,669 cases have been confirmed, 65,242 cases have been discharged and 1,184 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

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