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    Friday, January 8, 2021

    COVID-19: Nigeria Records 12 Additional Deaths, 1,544 New Infections

    The daily new coronavirus cases accelerated to a record of over 1,500 for the third time after year-end holidays in the country with the world’s second-deadliest outbreak.

    Whether it’s a post-Christmas upward blip or the beginning of a sustained climb, Nigeria ’s daily COVID-19 cases are on the rise.

    Nigeria has recorded 1,544 new cases of COVID-19 with 12 coronavirus-related deaths recorded  in 20 states and Federal Capital Territory in the last 24 hours.

    With the new confirmed cases, the tally of COVID-19 infections recorded across the country rose to  97,478.

    The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this via its official twitter page on Friday night.

    However, 570 patients were discharged from isolation centers across the country on Friday, including 264 community recoveries in Lagos State and 147 community recoveries in Plateau State managed in line with guidelines.

    Confirming the new cases on its verified Twitter handle, NCDC said Lagos reported 739 new cases, followed by Plateau with 168 cases and FCT with 153 cases.

    Other states with new cases include: Oyo (91), Nasarawa (90), Rivers (80), Kaduna (35), Edo (33), Kano (29), Ogun (21), Delta (19), Sokoto (16), Akwa Ibom (11), Ebonyi (11), Enugu (10), Osun (10), Niger (9), Bauchi (8), Kebbi (8), Katsina (2), and Taraba (1)

    Since the first case of the new coronavirus was reported in Nigeria on Feb. 27 in Lagos state, 1,011,584 people have been diagnosed, out of which  97,478 were positive.

    According to the NCDC, on the 8th of January 2021, 1,544 new confirmed cases and 12 deaths were recorded in Nigeria

    Till date, 97,478 cases have been confirmed, 78,552 cases have been discharged and 1,342 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

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