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    Two Deaths, 4,035 New Cases, as Nigeria Records Highest Single Day COVID-19 Infection Wednesday

    The COVID-19 outbreak in Nigeria continued to grow on each successive day, with 4,035 cases reported in 15 states on Wednesday.

    Its highest ever daily infection since the outbreak of the virus in February 27, 2020.

    The daily case count on Wednesday was up from the 2,123 infections reported on Tuesday.

    In its daily COVID-19 bulletin, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control NCDC said the country’s cumulative total number of cases now stands at 231,413.

    Two more deaths were linked to the coronavirus as of Wednesday. This takes the country's death toll from coronavirus complications to 2,991.

    In the same 24-hour span, 92 patients in the country were discharged. A total of 211,853 people in Nigeria have recovered from COVID-19 thus far.

    The number of active COVID-19 cases also continued their upward trend, with 4,022 cases reported on Wednesday, total now stands at 16,569.  

    According to update, Lagos state reported more than half of the new infections and its highest number of cases since the start of the pandemic.

    The epicentre of the disease in Nigeria, on Wednesday reported 3,393 of the confirmed cases.

    However, NCDC noted that today’s case count includes additional 2,536 confirmed cases reported in Lagos state on 13th (37), 14th (365), 15th (197), 16th (577), 18th (742) & 19th (618) December.

    Among the new cases, 260 infections were recorded in Rivers, 62 in Edo, 42 in Akwa Ibom and 39 in Kaduna.

    Ekiti and Oyo states reported 38 cases each, Delta and Kano had 31 cases each, Ogun had 30 and Abia had 26 cases.

    Fifteen of the cases were recorded in Bauchi, fourteen in Ondo, nine in Enugu and seven in Kwara state.

    The health officials also stated that the case count includes 42 confirmed cases reported in Akwa Ibom state on 20th (13) & 21st (29) December.

    And 9 confirmed & 6 discharged cases reported in Enugu state on 21st December.

    While zero cases were reported in Gombe, Osun and Sokoto State on Wednesday.

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