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    Wednesday, January 13, 2021

    NCDC Reports 1,398 New COVID-19 Infections, 9 Deaths

    Nigeria has recorded 1,398 new infections of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in 22 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

    With the new confirmed cases, the tally of COVID-19 infections recorded across the country rose to  103, 999.

    The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control disclosed this via its official website on Wednesday.

    The public health institute also confirmed 9 new coronavirus related deaths and 981 more patients have been discharged after testing negative to coronavirus, in the past 24 hours. Which include 317 community recoveries in Lagos State, 241 in Kwara State and 134 in Plateau State managed in line with guidelines.

    With 37,852 infections and 260 deaths recorded, commercial capital Lagos remains Nigeria’s worst-hit city. The most populous city in Nigeria and the African continent reported the highest daily figure of infections on Wednesday, followed by FCT and Oyo with 542, 131 and 120 cases respectively.

    Other states with new cases include: Rivers-113, Plateau-111, Kaduna-71, Kwara-71, Akwa Ibom-34, Sokoto-31, Benue-28, Ogun-27, Kano-26, Kebbi-17, Osun-12, Nasarawa-11, Delta-10, Gombe-10, Bayelsa-9, Borno-9, Edo-8, Ekiti-3, Jigawa-2 and Katsina-2.

    In summary, on the 13th of January 2021, 1,398 new confirmed cases and 9 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

    Till date, 103, 999 cases have been confirmed, 82,555 cases have been discharged and 1,382 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

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