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    Nigeria Records 1,585 New COVID-19 Infections, 8 Additional Deaths

    Coronavirus cases have once again spiked in Nigeria and the new uptick has the attention of everyone.

    We're seeing the numbers increasing. They're not increasing exponentially, but they're increasing linearly in time with the same steady pace.

    Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC announced an additional 1,585 positive cases of the novel coronavirus on Saturday with 8 virus-linked death in 25 states and the Federal Capital Territory in the past 24 hours.

    The new confirmed cases raised the country’s tally to 99,063, according to the health agency.

    It added that 865 patients have been discharged after testing negative twice from the disease, which include 419 community recoveries in Lagos State, 123 community recoveries in Gombe State and 117 community recoveries in Plateau State managed in line with guidelines.

    NCDC data shows that Lagos accounting for the highest number of infections for the day with 573 cases, followed by FCT, Plateau and Gombe with 182, 162 and 81 cases.

    Other affected states were Oyo-75, Rivers-68, Sokoto-58, Ondo-55, Ogun-42, Nasarawa-40, Akwa Ibom-36, Edo-31, Kaduna-27, Anambra-22, Delta-19, Kano-17, Osun-17, Ebonyi-16, Katsina-14, Niger-14, Bayelsa-9, EKiti-8, Borno-7, Jigawa-5, Abia-4 and Bauchi-3

    NCDC has conducted about 1,018,061 tests since the first confirmed case relating to the COVID-19 pandemic was announced.

    According to the health agency, on the 9th of January 2021, 1,585 new confirmed cases and 8 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

    Till date, 99,063 cases have been confirmed, 79,417 cases have been discharged and 1,350 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

    NCDC said that a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC) activated at Level 3, had continued to coordinate national response activities across the country.

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