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    Thursday, December 17, 2020

    Nigeria Sets Another Single-Day Record in COVID-19 Cases

    While the nation continues its fight against COVID-19, the coronavirus pandemic in the Nigeria is setting new records as COVID-19 cases rise rapidly across the country.

    The latest statistics by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control shows that 1,145 people tested positive for COVID-19, one death were recorded from the virus in 23 states and the Federal Capital Territory in past 24 hours 

    The newly recorded infections raised the country’s tally of confirmed cases to 76,207 according to NCDC.

    NCDC added that 335 patients have been discharged after testing negative twice from the disease.

    In its breakdown, the health agency via its verified Twitter handle said Lagos, the epicentre of the virus in Nigeria recorded the highest number of infections with 459 cases, FCT, Kaduna, and Plateau confirmed 145, 138 and  80 respectively.

    Other affected state on Thursday 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.

    Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has conducted about 864,104 tests since the first confirmed case relating to the COVID-19 pandemic was announced.

    According to the NCDC, on the 17th of December 2020, 1,145 new confirmed cases and 1 death was recorded in Nigeria
    Till date, 76,207 cases have been confirmed, 67,110 cases have been discharged and 1,201 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

    As cases of coronavirus continue to rise in the country, Nigeria appears to have entered the second wave of the pandemic as has been experienced in several countries around the world.
    Perhaps fearing that foreign arrivals into the country this Yuletide season might worsen the national statistics, the Federal Ministry of Health has restated the order for those entering the country to self-isolate for seven days, and to present for COVID-19 test on the seventh day.
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