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    Wednesday, December 22, 2021

    COVID-19 Spike Continues as Nigeria Records Four Deaths, 2,123 New Cases

    Olufemi Adeyemi 

    Active COVID-19 cases in Nigeria continue their rising trend as Nigerians move closer to the holiday season.

    Nigeria's confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 227,378 Tuesday after reporting 2,123 new cases in the day, the highest rise since the country declared the forth wave of infections on Monday.

    The latest data released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday, shows that the new confirmed cases were reported across 10 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

    Lagos, with 1,552 infections, recorded the highest number of cases for the day followed by the FCT with 197 persons contracting the virus and 155 people affected in Edo state.

    Other states as follows Rivers-81, Delta-44, Plateau-33, Kwara-30, Kano-16, Enugu-12, Gombe-2 and Bauchi-1.

    Sokoto reported no cases of the virus on Tuesday.

    NCDC noted that Tuesday’s report includes 33 confirmed cases and 10 discharges reported in Plateau state on 20th December 2021.

    And 12 confirmed cases reported in Enugu state on 20th December 2021.

    Four more patients have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection, bringing the death toll to 2,989, the NCDC said.

    Meanwhile, on Tuesday, 101 patients recovered from the novel coronavirus after falling ill.

    Active cases in Nigeria increased by 1,937 — from 10,610 it was the previous day to 12,547.

    Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been a total of 227,378 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the nation and a total of 211,761 resolved cases. 

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