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    Monday, January 11, 2021

    Nigeria Records 1,244 New COVID-19 Cases

    Despite the measures put in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus infection COVID-19, Nigeria has continued to report an increasing number of infections.

    Some experts had hoped that Nigeria and much of the African continent would be spared by the pandemic in its early stages but since the second wave began in early December, the disease has been spreading ruthlessly, setting new records after months of low numbers that led to a lax on guard to safety and weak enforcement of health protocols.

    On Monday, Nigeria recorded 1,244  new COVID-19 cases with the total infections rising to 101,331.  The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made this known via its official Twitter handle.

    NCDC also announced the discharge of 461 patients from isolation centers across the country with 3 new deaths reported.

    In its latest update, the health agency revealed that the new cases were reported across 17 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

    Lagos state, the epicentre of the virus in country recorded the highest number of confirmed cases with 774 new infection taking the total number of cases in Lagos to 36,875.

    In its breakdown, the health agency said that Lagos, FCT and Plateau  recorded the highest number of COVID-19 infections with 774, 125 and 102 cases respectively.

    Other states with new cases are: Anambra-47, Ondo-46, Rivers-27, Edo-18, Kaduna-16, Ogun-16, Gombe-16, Bauchi-11, Kano-11, Nasarawa-10, Akwa Ibom-7, Sokoto-7, Borno-5, Ekiti-4 and Zamfara-2.

    Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has conducted about 1,033,858 tests since the first confirmed case relating to the COVID-19 pandemic was announced.

    According to the health agency, on the 11th of January 2021, 1,244 new confirmed cases and 3 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

    Till date, 101,331 cases have been confirmed, 80,491 cases have been discharged and 1,361 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

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