NCDC records 1,139 new COVID-19 cases as Nigeria’s total hits 241,513

*The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control in a blog post Friday, December 31, 2021, says the new cases were confirmed in 18 states and the Federal Capital Territory

Emmanuel Akosile | ConsumerConnect

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has discosed that 1,139 new infections were confirmed in the Thursday, December 30, 2021, as the West African country’s daily COVID-19 cases continue to rise.

The health regulatory agency noted its efforts at containing the spread of the disease, and  revealed in a Facebook post Friday, December 31 that the new cases were confirmed in 18 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

They include Rivers – 420, Lagos – 324, Oyo – 81, Gombe – 47, Akwa Ibom – 41, Kaduna – 36, Niger – 36, Ondo – 35, and FCT – 29.

Others are Delta – 18, Edo – 15, Ogun – 14, Kano – 12, Cross River – nine, Ekiti – eight, Kebbi – eight, Nasarawa – four, Enugu – one, and Jigawa – one.

Of the 41 cases reported in Akwa Ibom State, the NCDC stated that 12 cases were recorded on December 27, while 15 and 14 infections were logged on December 28 and 29.

Likewise, the NCDC stated that there was a backlog of confirmed cases from Lagos State from December 17 to 29 (321), while 99 infections were recorded December 30.

Three states – Osun, Plateau, and Sokoto, recorded no new case.

According to data from the agency, one more fatality was recorded Thursday, thereby raising the country’s toll to 3,030.

Since Nigeria reported its first case late February 2020, the country has confirmed a total of 241,513 infections out of which 214,003 infected people have been discharged.

The NCDC also indicated that it had collected and tested a total of 3,823,309 samples while 24,480 cases are still active in various states and the FCT.

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