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    Saturday, January 30, 2021

    NCDC Announces 1,883 New COVID-19 Infections

    COVID-19 infections continue their rapid spread in Nigeria, as the number of cases surpassed 130,000, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

    Nigeria on Saturday January 30, recorded 1,883 new cases of the novel coronavirus, with additional 1 COVID-19 related deaths in 22 states and Federal Capital Territory.

    However, 932 patients recovered from the disease and were discharged from isolation centers across the country.  Which includes 461 community recoveries in Lagos State managed in line with guidelines.

    The latest update by the health agency revealed that, till date, a total of 130,557 cases have been confirmed, 103,712 cases have been discharged and 1,578 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

    Data released by NCDC shows that Lagos state, recorded the highest number of confirmed cases with 1,040 new infection taking the total number of cases in the state to 48,919. The highest single-day rise in the financial center of the metropolis, since the onset of the pandemic about 11 months ago.

    Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory came second with 298 new infection, taking the total number of cases in FCT to 16,863.

    Other states with new cases on Saturday as follows Anambra-86, Rivers-54, Taraba-45, Ogun-42, Oyo-40, Akwa Ibom-38, Sokoto-30, Ebonyi-30, Imo-28, Kaduna-28, Osun-27, Kano-21, Benue-19, Edo-17, Gombe-15, Ekiti-9, Delta-8, Jigawa-3, Kwara-2, Bayelsa-2 and Plateau-1.

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