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    Wednesday, January 27, 2021

    COVID-19: NCDC Reports 22 Deaths, 1,861 New Infections

    On Wednesday, Nigeria set a new second single-day record for COVID-19 deaths and hospitalizations and had its forth-highest single-day total of new cases. The highest record so far was set on January 23rd when NCDC reported 2,314 cases, why 1,964 cases were recorded on January 21 and 1,867 cases on January 16.

    The novel coronavirus infections continue their rapid spread across the nation as Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Wednesday announced  1,861 new COVID-19 infections in 21 states and Federal Capital Territory.

    However, 22 patients were confirmed to have died of COVID-19 complications. Making it the second single-day record for COVID-19 deaths after 23 deaths was recorded on January 14. 

    While the numbers of recoveries and discharged on Wednesday increased by 1,089. According to the health agency, discharges today include 697 community recoveries in Lagos State, 128 in Rivers State and 116 in Plateau State managed in line with guidelines.

    The new update brings the country’s total case to 126,160,  recoveries and discharged stand at 100,365, while the new fatalities push Nigeria’s death toll to 1,544 in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

    NCDC in its breakdown revealed that 773 of the cases were recorded in Lagos, 285 cases were confirmed in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, and Oyo reported 138 cases.

    Others states with new cases are: Rivers-111, Plateau-92, Nasarawa-83, Kaduna-59, Enugu-57, Imo-57, Edo-43, Kano-27, Kwara-20, Ebonyi-19, Abia-17, Ogun-12, Osun-12, Katsina-8, Bayelsa-6, Bauchi-5, Delta-5, Borno-4, Jigawa-4 and Zamfara-1.

    Last week, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control commenced a series of training for healthcare workers on the use of #COVID19 Antigen Rapid Diagnostic test(Ag-RDTs) kits in FCT.

    The health  agency added that the correct use of the approved Ag-RDTs will increase the pace of testing, tracing and providing care for #COVID19 patients.

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