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    COVID-19: Nigeria Records 23 Additional Deaths, 1,479 New Infections

    Nigeria has reported an increase in the number of Covid-19 deaths as the country faces the peak of its second infection wave. 
    The country on Thursday recorded 1,479 new COVID-19 cases in 24 states and the Federal Capital  Territory in the last 24 hours.

    1,275 patients have been discharged after testing negative to the disease and 23 Coronavirus-related deaths were recorded from the virus on Thursday.

    The newly recorded infections raised the country’s tally of confirmed COVID-19  cases to 105,478, the death toll from the virus reached 1,405  and the number of successfully recovered patients to  83,830.

    The Nigeria Centre  for Disease Control disclosed this via its verified Twitter handle.

    The health agency also said that discharges today include 642 community recoveries in Lagos State, 312 in Oyo State and 99 in Plateau State managed in line with guidelines.

    According to the statistics released by NCDC, Lagos took the lead with 697 new infections, followed by FCT with 201, Nasarawa with 80 and Plateau with 70 cases.

    Other states with new cases include: Rivers-72, Edo-46, Adamawa-43, Osun-39, Akwa Ibom-35, Delta-31, Anambra-27, Oyo-24, Kano-21, Abia-19, Enugu-19, Ogun-18, Sokoto-12, Bauchi-7, Taraba-7, Ekiti-4, Gombe-4, Imo-4, Bayelsa-2, Jigawa-2 and Zamfara-1.

    Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has conducted about 1,135,535 tests since the first confirmed case relating to the COVID-19 pandemic was announced.

    On the 14th of January 2021, 1,479 new confirmed cases and 23 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

    Till date, 105,478 cases have been confirmed, 83,830 cases have been discharged and 1,405 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

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