Nigeria’s COVID-19 Cases Rise With 828 New Infections

File photo of passengers with their luggage carts at Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja. PHOTO: Sodiq Adelakun / Channels TV.

 

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 223,483 with 828 additional cases confirmed on Saturday.

In its recent update on COVID-19 in the country, the NCDC said the 828 new cases were recorded in 14 states in the country.

Rivers State had the highest number of cases with 188 infections confirmed in the state.

“Till date, 223,483 cases have been confirmed, 211,522 cases have been discharged and 2984 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

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“The 828 new cases are reported from 14 States Rivers (188), Lagos (183), Delta (97), FCT (82), Oyo (67), Edo (54), Ekiti (34), Plateau (34), Kano (27), Anambra (22), Kaduna (19), Enugu (12), Ogun (5), and Kwara (4),” NCDC reported on its website.

The 828 new cases show the surge in the number of cases in the country maintained. On Friday, 1,584 new infections were recorded, the highest cases ever in 10 months.

 

The Federal Government on Thursday warned Nigerians to take responsibility for their health as COVID-19 cases continued to rise in the country.

The Minister of State for Health, Dr Olorunmimbe Mamora said among other measures, there was the need for Nigerians to take responsibility for their to tackle coronavirus.

Mamora said this as COVID-19 cases continued to increase, with the country recording 5,398 infections between December 6 and 15.

 

Find below a tab showing current statistics of confirmed cases according to states…

 

Confirmed Cases by State

States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Cases (on admission) No. Discharged No. of Deaths
Lagos 83,514 2,705 80,053 756
FCT 24,777 1,162 23,391 224
Rivers 13,637 647 12,836 154
Kaduna 10,213 66 10,066 81
Plateau 10,061 95 9,893 73
Oyo 9,120 333 8,596 191
Edo 6,960 345 6,334 281
Ogun 5,517 138 5,299 80
Ondo 4,676 70 4,508 98
Delta 4,543 1,877 2,556 110
Kano 4,515 86 4,307 122
Akwa Ibom 4,428 66 4,318 44
Kwara 4,019 246 3,709 64
Osun 3,046 14 2,946 86
Enugu 2,836 10 2,797 29
Gombe 2,757 28 2,669 60
Nasarawa 2,517 133 2,345 39
Anambra 2,446 41 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 1,826 27 1,776 23
Ekiti 1,822 51 1,743 28
Borno 1,356 12 1,306 38
Bayelsa 1,286 42 1,216 28
Taraba 1,269 15 1,222 32
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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