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    Coronavirus: 1,565 New Cases Recorded as Nigeria Reached a Milestone of 1 Million Covid-19 Tests

    Nigeria’s coronavirus cases have been on the rise since December 2020 with infection rates still concentrated in Nigeria’s two major cities and hardest hit regions – Lagos and Abuja.

    The rising numbers put the nation on the precipice of what could be its worst stretch to date in the pandemic amid indications that the country has entered a second wave of coronavirus infections.

    Nigeria’s fight against COVID-19 pandemic takes a different turn as the days goes by with regards to figures released by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on a daily basis.

    In a latest report, NCDC announced 1,565 new cases of coronavirus in 24 states and the Federal Capital Territory. Making it the second time the country is recording over 1,500 infections.

    According to the health agency, 6 deaths were recorded on Thursday. And having fully recovered and tested negative to coronavirus, 683 patients were discharged.

    The total number of people who have contracted the virus in Nigeria has now risen to 95,934, out of which 77,982 people have recovered and have been discharged, include 314 community recoveries in Lagos State, 158 in Kaduna State and 84 in Plateau State managed in line with guidelines.

    Nigeria  reached a milestone of 1 million  Covid-19 tests on Thursday, having come a long away from zero testing in January 2020, until when the first confirmed case and announced on 27 February 2020, when an Italian citizen in Lagos tested positive for the virus.

    Nigeria has so far tested 1,004,915 persons since the first confirmed case relating to the COVID-19 pandemic was announced.

    The breakdown of the latest COVID-19 figure on state-by-state is as follows: Lagos-807, FCT-236, Kaduna-79, Oyo-57, Plateau-47, Rivers-37, Katsina-35, Edo-30, Sokoto-30, Delta-26, Kebbi-23, Ondo-20, Enugu-18, Abia-17, Ogun-17, Benue-16, Bayelsa-15, Bauchi-14, Niger-13, Kano-10, Borno-6, Imo-5, Ekiti-4 and Osun-2 and Jigawa-1.

    In summary according to NCDC on the 7th of January 2021, 1565 new confirmed cases and 6 deaths were recorded in Nigeria

    Till date, 95,934 cases have been confirmed, 77,982 cases have been discharged and 1,330 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

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