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Nigeria’s COVID-19 Cases Rise With 1,424 New Infections, Highest In Six Months

The latest statistics by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) have revealed that the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria increased to 220,020 with 1,424 additional cases confirmed on Wednesday.

The NCDC made this known on its website on Wednesday night, noting that the new infections were recorded from 15 states in the country.

“The 1424 new cases are reported from 15 States Lagos (796), Delta (152), FCT (130), Edo (129), Oyo (82), Ondo (39), Rivers (39), Kaduna (15), Enugu (9), Anambra (8), Kwara (7), Ogun (7), Bayelsa (4), Kano (4), and Akwa Ibom (3),” the NCDC reported.

In Delta State, 153 cases were recorded from 13th (13), and 14th (139) December 2021 while zero cases were reported from Bauchi, Ekiti, Osun, and Zamfara States.

The number of confirmed cases of the virus in the country currently stands at 220, 020 cases while 211,292 cases have been discharged and 2,983 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

The 1,424 new cases show a surge in the number of cases in the country compared to cases recorded in the past weeks. A total of 730 new cases of the virus were recorded on Tuesday while 385 cases were recorded on Monday.

Meanwhile, the Lagos State Government has commenced prosecution of inbound international passengers who fail to submit themselves for Day Two and Day Seven PCR tests as mandated by the Federal COVID-19 protocols and guidelines.

 

Find below the breakdown of cases according to states below:

 

States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Cases (on admission) No. Discharged No. of Deaths
Lagos 81,826 1,017 80,053 756
FCT 24,199 686 23,289 224
Rivers 13,153 185 12,814 154
Kaduna 10,213 75 10,057 81
Plateau 10,007 58 9,876 73
Oyo 8,952 176 8,585 191
Edo 6,821 212 6,329 280
Ogun 5,489 113 5,296 80
Ondo 4,630 49 4,483 98
Kano 4,457 44 4,291 122
Delta 4,446 1,780 2,556 110
Akwa Ibom 4,417 55 4,318 44
Kwara 4,011 238 3,709 64
Osun 3,036 13 2,937 86
Enugu 2,824 9 2,786 29
Gombe 2,757 28 2,669 60
Nasarawa 2,517 133 2,345 39
Anambra 2,424 19 2,386 19
Katsina 2,367 10 2,320 37
Imo 2,265 233 1,991 41
Ebonyi 2,062 26 2,004 32
Abia 2,044 11 2,002 31
Benue 1,907 370 1,512 25
Bauchi 1,817 18 1,776 23
Ekiti 1,788 17 1,743 28
Borno 1,356 12 1,306 38
Taraba 1,269 15 1,222 32
Bayelsa 1,269 25 1,216 28
Adamawa 1,157 27 1,098 32
Niger 1,077 59 998 20
Sokoto 810 0 782 28
Cross River 690 23 642 25
Jigawa 619 2 600 17
Yobe 502 3 490 9
Kebbi 470 0 454 16
Zamfara 367 4 354 9
Kogi 5 0 3 2
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