Nigeria Reports 1,964 New Cases Of COVID-19, Highest-Ever Daily Figure

A medical official performs a throat swab on a resident of Mabushi in Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory Abuja as part of the community testing for COVID-19… on Wednesday, April 15, 2020. Photo: Sodiq Adelakun/Channels TV
A medical official performs a throat swab on a resident of Mabushi in Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory Abuja as part of the community testing for COVID-19… on Wednesday, April 15, 2020. Photo: Sodiq Adelakun/Channels TV

 

The second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic worsened in Nigeria on Thursday as the nation reported a record number of new infections in one day.

In a late-night tweet, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said 1,964 new cases and seven deaths had been recorded across the country within 24 hours.

This brings the total number of recorded cases to 116,655, with 93,646 discharged cases and a total death toll of 1,485.

Lagos, the epicentre of the pandemic in Nigeria, reported 824 new cases while the FCT posted 246 infections.

Other regions with new cases include Plateau (166), Kaduna (128), Ogun (76), Nasarawa (74), Anambra (69), Edo (50), Rivers (45), Ondo (44), Niger (40), Oyo (38), Adamawa (35), Kano (31), Akwa Ibom (27), Gombe (19), Kwara (13), Ekiti (12), Delta (6), Kebbi (6), Bauchi (5), Ebonyi (4), Osun (3), and Zamfara (1).

The Nigeria Governor’s Forum, which had expressed alarm over the spread of the virus, on Thursday said it was setting up a team to advise on procurement and administration of COVID-19 vaccines.

According to NGF Chairman and Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, Nigeria is expected to take delivery of a tranche of COVID-19 vaccines by the end of February.

 

Global Update

The novel coronavirus has killed at least 2,075,698 people since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 1100 GMT on Thursday.

At least 96,825,840 cases have been registered.

These figures are based on daily tolls provided by health authorities in each country and excludes later re-evaluations by statistical organisations, as has happened in Russia, Spain and Britain.

On Wednesday, 17,502 new deaths and 674,124 new cases were recorded worldwide.

Based on latest reports, the countries with the most new deaths were the United States with 4,261 new deaths, followed by the United Kingdom with 1,820 and Mexico with 1,539.

The United States remains the worst-affected country with 406,162 deaths from 24,438,935 cases.

After the US, the hardest-hit countries are Brazil with 212,831 deaths from 8,638,249 cases, India with 152,869 deaths from 10,610,883 cases, Mexico with 144,371 deaths from 1,688,944 cases, and the United Kingdom with 93,290 deaths from 3,505,754 cases.

The country with the highest number of deaths compared to its population is Belgium with 178 fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by the Czech Republic with 140, Italy 138 and Bosnia-Herzegovina 138.

Europe overall has 680,452 deaths from 31,318,790 cases, Latin America and the Caribbean 560,184 deaths from 17,709,669 infections, and the United States and Canada 424,583 deaths from 25,162,846 cases.

Asia has reported 233,109 deaths from 14,771,309 cases, the Middle East 94,664 deaths from 4,491,990 cases, Africa 81,761 deaths from 3,339,669 cases, and Oceania 945 deaths from 31,576 cases.

Since the start of the pandemic, the number of tests conducted has greatly increased while testing and reporting techniques have improved, leading to a rise in reported cases.

However the number of diagnosed cases is only a part of the real total number of infections as a significant number of less serious or asymptomatic cases always remain undetected.

As a result of corrections by national authorities or late publication of data, the figures updated over the past 24 hours may not correspond exactly to the previous day’s tallies.

 

Rivers State Records 163 New Cases Of COVID-19 As 14 More Die Nationwide

A patient who is suspected of suffering from COVID-19 coronavirus undergoes testing at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital isolation centre on May 10, 2020. Audu MARTE / AFP
File photo: A patient who is suspected of suffering from COVID-19 coronavirus undergoes testing at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital isolation centre on May 10, 2020. Audu MARTE / AFP

 

Rivers state has reported 163 new cases of the novel coronavirus, even as 14 more persons were confirmed dead across the country.

Rivers’ tally made it the second most-prolific virus state on Wednesday, just behind Lagos state, the country’s epicentre of the global pandemic.

In an early-morning tweet on Thursday, the Nigeria Centre of Disease Control said 22 states across the country reported a total of new 1,386 cases on Wednesday.

To date, Nigeria has recorded 114,691 cases of the virus, with 92,336 cases discharged and 1478 deaths.

The breakdown of the virus distribution by States showed that Lagos recorded 476 new cases ahead of Rivers’ 163.

Other regions with new cases include the FCT (116), Kaduna (114), Oyo (68), Plateau (62), Ogun (56), Imo (55), Osun (55), Edo (51), Anambra (50), Kwara (44), Kano (17), Ebonyi (14), Cross River (10), Delta (10), Jigawa (8), Bayelsa (6), Ekiti (6), Borno (2), Taraba (2), and Zamfara (1).

Meanwhile, the NCDC noted that its Wednesday discharges “includes 626 community recoveries in Lagos State managed in line with guidelines.”

Global Update

The novel coronavirus has killed at least 2,058,226 people since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019, according to an AFP tally from official sources at 1100 GMT on Wednesday.

More than 96,144,670 cases of coronavirus have been registered.

These figures are based on daily tolls provided by health authorities in each country and exclude later re-evaluations by statistical organisations as has happened in Russia, Spain and Britain.

Over Tuesday, 16,132 new deaths and 635,378 new cases were recorded worldwide.

Based on latest reports, the countries with the most new deaths were United States with 2,482, followed by United Kingdom with 1,610 and Mexico with 1,584.

The United States is the worst-affected country with 401,777 deaths from 24,254,284 cases.

After the US, the hardest-hit countries are Brazil with 211,491 deaths from 8,573,864 cases, India with 152,718 from 10,595,660 cases, Mexico with 142,832 from 1,668,396 cases, and the United Kingdom with 91,470  from 3,466,849.

The country with the highest number of deaths compared to population is Belgium with 177 fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Slovenia with 155, Czech Republic 138 and Italy 138.

Europe overall has 673,461 deaths from 31,075,580 cases, Latin America and the Caribbean 556,362 deaths from 17,570,526 infections, and the United States and Canada 420,008 deaths from 24,972,772 cases.

Asia has reported 232,321 deaths from 14,727,049 cases, the Middle East 94,297 deaths from 4,457,288 cases, Africa 80,832 deaths from 3,309,904 cases, and Oceania 945 deaths from 31,560 cases.

Since the start of the pandemic, the number of tests conducted has greatly increased while testing and reporting techniques have improved, leading to a rise in reported cases.

However the number of diagnosed cases is only a part of the real total of infections as a significant number of less serious or asymptomatic cases always remain undetected.

As a result of corrections by national authorities or late publication of data, the figures updated over the past 24 hours may not correspond exactly to the previous day’s tallies.

Nigeria Records 1,301 New COVID-19 Cases, 15 More Deaths

A medical official performs a throat swab on a resident of Mabushi in Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory Abuja as part of the community testing for COVID-19… on Wednesday, April 15, 2020. Photo: Sodiq Adelakun/Channels TV
A medical official performs a throat swab on a resident of Mabushi in Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory Abuja as part of the community testing for COVID-19… on Wednesday, April 15, 2020. Photo: Sodiq Adelakun/Channels TV

 

Nigeria on Tuesday recorded 1,301 new cases of the novel coronavirus and an additional 15 more deaths, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

In a late-night tweet, the disease control agency put the total number of virus cases recorded across the country at 113,305. However, while 1,464 have succumbed to the disease, another 91,200 have been successfully treated and discharged.

Almost half of Tuesday’s new cases came from Lagos, which posted 551 new infections.

Earlier on Tuesday, Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, urged residents to consider any malaria-like symptoms experienced as COVID-19 infection unless and until proven otherwise, as cases continue to increase significantly within the state.

Other states with new cases include FCT (209), Oyo (83), Plateau (65), Kaduna (64), Enugu (61), Rivers (44), Ondo (39), Benue (37), Akwa Ibom (31), Kano (19), Delta (18), Gombe (18), Ogun (16), Edo (15), Kebbi (10), Ebonyi (9), Jigawa (4), Osun (3), Zamfara (3), Borno (1) and Nasarawa (1).

Nigeria is expected to take delivery of 100,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine by the end of January and the Federal Government said earlier that the country has the capacity to store up to 400,000 doses at once.

Global Update

The novel coronavirus has killed at least 2,041,289 people since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 1100 GMT on Tuesday.

At least 95,476,360 cases of coronavirus have been registered.

These figures are based on daily tolls provided by health authorities in each country and excludes later re-evaluations by statistical organisations, as has happened in Russia, Spain and Britain.

On Monday, 9,002 new deaths and 512,975 new cases were recorded worldwide.

Based on latest reports, the countries with the most new deaths were United States with 1,385, followed by Germany with 989 and the United Kingdom with 599.

The United States is the worst-affected country with 399,003 deaths from 24,079,205 cases.

After the US, the hardest-hit countries are Brazil with 210,299 deaths from 8,511,770 cases, India with 152,556 deaths from 10,581,837 cases, Mexico with 141,248 deaths from 1,649,502 cases, and the United Kingdom with 89,860 deaths from 3,433,494 cases.

The country with the highest number of deaths compared to its population is Belgium with 177 fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Slovenia with 154, the Czech Republic with 137, Bosnia-Herzegovina 137 and Italy 137.

Europe overall has 665,607 deaths from 30,819,585 cases, Latin America and the Caribbean 552,535 deaths from 17,440,653 infections, and the United States and Canada 417,077 deaths from 24,792,150 cases.

Asia has reported 231,560 deaths from 14,683,049 cases, the Middle East 93,944 deaths from 4,423,288 cases, Africa 79,621 deaths from 3,286,098 cases, and Oceania 945 deaths from 31,543 cases.

Since the start of the pandemic, the number of tests conducted has greatly increased while testing and reporting techniques have improved, leading to a rise in reported cases.

However the number of diagnosed cases is only a part of the real total number of infections as a significant number of less serious or asymptomatic cases always remain undetected.

As a result of corrections by national authorities or late publication of data, the figures updated over the past 24 hours may not correspond exactly to the previous day’s tallies.

Nigeria Records 1,617 New COVID-19 Cases, 14 More Deaths

A health worker helps his colleague with his PPE during a community testing as part of efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19. Sodiq Adelakun/Channels TV

 

Nigeria on Monday recorded 1,617 new cases of the novel coronavirus, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

In a late-night tweet, the NCDC also reported an additional 14 deaths, bringing total casualties from the virus to 1,449.

To date, Nigeria has now recorded 112,004 COVID-19 infections with 89,939 cases successfully treated and discharged.

Almost half of Monday’s cases were recorded in Lagos, with 776 infections.

Other states with new cases include Kaduna-147, Kwara-131, FCT-102, Plateau-78, Edo-59 ,Ogun-53, Osun-45, Rivers-37, Taraba-36 Nasarawa-34, Adamawa-33, Kano-26, Delta-20, Ebonyi-16, Bayelsa-11, Gombe-11, and Borno-2.

Nigeria has witnessed a surge in new cases since last December when the federal government announced a second wave of the pandemic.

Earlier on Monday, Chairman of Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha said that one in every five persons tested in Nigeria within the passing week turned out positive.

Despite the surge, schools reopened in most states across the country under a federal government directive,

While critics have faulted the re-opening, the government says return to the classrooms should be done in line with COVID-19 regulations such as social distancing and wearing of face-masks.

 

Global Update

The novel coronavirus has killed at least 2,031,048 people since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019, according to an AFP tally from official sources at 1100 GMT on Monday.

More than 94,964,590 cases of coronavirus have been registered. Of these, at least 57,817,100 are now considered recovered.

These figures are based on daily tolls provided by health authorities in each country and exclude later re-evaluations by statistical organisations, as has happened in Russia, Spain and Britain.

Over Sunday, 8,843 new deaths and 544,292 new cases were recorded worldwide.

Based on latest reports, the countries with the most new deaths were United States with 2,109 new deaths, followed by United Kingdom with 671 and Brazil with 551.

The United States is the worst-affected country with 397,600 deaths from 23,937,332 cases.

After the US, the hardest-hit countries are Brazil with 209,847 deaths from 8,488,099 cases, India with 152,419 deaths from 10,571,773 cases, Mexico with 140,704 deaths from 1,641,428 cases, and the United Kingdom with 89,261 deaths from 3,395,959 cases.

The country with the highest number of deaths compared to population is Belgium with 176 fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Slovenia with 153, Italy 136, Czech Republic 135, and Bosnia-Herzegovina 134.

Europe has 660,429 deaths from 30,597,162 cases, Latin America and the Caribbean 550,383 deaths from 17,368,045 infections, and the United States and Canada 415,584 deaths from 24,644,685 cases.

Asia has reported 230,889 deaths from 14,645,234 cases, the Middle East 93,892 deaths from 4,413,604 cases, Africa 78,926 deaths from 3,264,339 cases, and Oceania 945 deaths from 31,523 cases.

Since the start of the pandemic, the number of tests conducted has greatly increased while testing and reporting techniques have improved, leading to a rise in reported cases.

However the number of diagnosed cases is only a part of the real total of infections as a significant number of less serious or asymptomatic cases always remain undetected.

As a result of corrections by national authorities or late publication of data, the figures updated over the past 24 hours may not correspond exactly to the previous day’s tallies.

 

Nigeria Records 15 More Deaths As COVID-19 Cases Increase

A health worker helps his colleague with his PPE during a community testing as part of efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19. Sodiq Adelakun/Channels TV

 

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Sunday said 15 more persons had succumbed to the COVID-19 disease as cases increased by 1,444.

The country’s total caseload now stands at 110,387 with1,435 dead, according to NCDC figures.

However, 89,317 cases have been successfully discharged.

Sunday’s new cases were reported 21 states, including Lagos (901), Plateau (136), Kaduna (57), FCT (54), Ebonyi (53), Akwa Ibom (52), Nasarawa (32), Osun (29), Ogun (28), Imo (16), Oyo (16), Edo (15), Kano (14), Rivers (10), Ekiti (7), Borno (6), Abia (5), Benue (4), Yobe (4), Kebbi (3), and Anambra (2).

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Nigeria’s number of new cases has skyrocketed in recent weeks, seeing the nation cross the 100,000-mark for total infections.

Amid the increasing cases, the federal government directed schools to reopen nationwide on Monday.

 

COVID-19: Nigeria Reports 23 Deaths In 24 Hours, 1,479 Fresh Cases

A health worker is seen wearing a PPE amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Nigeria has reported 23 fresh COVID-19 deaths and 1,479 new infections in 24 hours.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this via Twitter on Thursday night and noted that the new infections were recorded in Lagos, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and 23 other states.

The agency said that the 23 new deaths brought the nation’s death toll to 1, 405.

Lagos, however, remains the epicentre of the virus with 697 cases with the FCT trailing behind with 201 infections.

Five other states with fresh cases include Nasarawa – 80, Plateau -74, Rivers 72, Edo – 46 and Adamawa – 43.

Others are Osun 39, Akwa Ibom – 35, Delta – 31, Anambra 27, Oyo – 24, Kano – 21, Abia and Enugu with 19 each, Ogun – 18, Sokoto -12.

States with fewer cases include Bauchi and Taraba – 7, Ekiti, Gombe and Imo – 4, Bayelsa and Jigawa – 2 and Zamfara recording just one case.

READ ALSO: Students At Lagos Medical School Asked To Go Home After COVID-19 Outbreak

“Our discharges today include 642 community recoveries in Lagos State, 312 in Oyo State and 99 in Plateau State managed in line with guidelines,”  the NCDC said.

The health agency also announced it has activated a shortcode– “6232” with support from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC),

“This number has been introduced as a means for the public to contact NCDC’s Connect Centre and access verified information on COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.

“The shortcode is a toll-free and easy-to-remember number, which means that all calls to NCDC through ‘6232’ are free of charge,” it added.

Local Vaccine Production

Meanwhile, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said the country should start a discussion on how to ramp up capacity to be able to manufacture vaccines locally.

Nigeria – and most African countries – has been largely left behind compared to countries such as the US, UK, Russia, and China that have rolled out mass vaccination programmes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The country is expected to take delivery of some 100,000 vaccine shots by the end of January, but that is a drop in the ocean, in relation to the population.

“I think that we must be talking now about local vaccine production, improving the training of laboratory scientists, and generally improving our capacity to respond in various ways,” he said.

“We must really focus on the opportunities that this period really gives us. What I have noticed is that unless something like this happens, we are very frequently relaxed and just hope for the best. I think we are in a position now where we can do a lot. In fact, there is an opportunity to do more in terms of government funding.

“So, I think this is a major responsibility for us, the government, at this time, to really look at how we can, at least, do much better in terms of preparing young men and women for the challenges ahead. This point was also made about the quality of laboratory scientists and the quality of medical personnel and paramedics and all that.”

COVID-19: Nigeria Reaching A Critical Level Where Hospitals Can No Longer Cope – NCDC

A file photo of the NCDC Director-General, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu.

 

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said that Nigeria is reaching a critical level where hospitals can no longer cope with more serious COVID-19 cases.

In a tweet on Monday, the NCDC Director-General, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, said health workers would be forced to make tough decisions, calling for the protection of vulnerable citizens amid the rising cases of the virus.

“We are reaching a critical level where our hospital capacity will no longer be able to cope with more serious COVID-19 cases and health workers will be forced to make tough decisions. We need to protect our more vulnerable citizens,” he tweeted.

“We all have to take responsibility. This is not for the NCDC, the PTF or government alone. By organising large gatherings indoors, you’re not only putting yourself and guests at risk but also the staff who have limited choice but to serve. By going to clubs, you’re putting your parents at risk.”

The NCDC boss said a number of coronavirus cases reported in the country had been on the rise in the last four weeks.

According to Ihekweazu, Nigerians must note that the 100,000 persons that contracted COVID-19 in the last 11 months were not just figures but persons.

“In the last four weeks, we‘ve recorded a spike in the number of new COVID-19 cases. The virus is spreading fast, causing mild symptoms in some and severe illness/death in others.

“Most important of all, the 100,000 cases and over 1,000 deaths are not just numbers. These are fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, children, friends whose deaths will be mourned and the pain of their loss deeply felt. The response starts and ends with the people of this country,” he said.

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Meanwhile, the federal government has released a ‘provisional quarantine protocol’ for travellers arriving into Nigeria amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Nigeria, currently battling the pandemic’s second wave, crossed the 100,000-mark for COVID-19 infections late Sunday, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

With more cases expected to be imported from abroad, the federal government is seeking to tighten the nation’s borders.

The protocol, signed by Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF), requires travellers to perform a COVID-19 test not more than four days before boarding their flight into Nigeria.

Travellers must also ensure to register via an online national travel portal (Nigeria International Travel Portal – https://nitp.ncdc.gov.ng), where they are required to fill a questionnaire and pay for a second COVID-19 test to be carried out seven days after arriving in Nigeria.

Nigeria Records 1,244 More COVID-19 Cases, Three Deaths

A health worker seen wearing a PPE amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Nigeria has recorded 1,244 new infections recorded in 17 states, with three more deaths as the second wave of COVID-19 continues to sweep across the country.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) which released the figures on Monday said the total number of COVID-19 cases now stands at 101,331.

While Lagos remains the epicentre of the virus with 774 cases, the FCT came second with 125 infections followed by Plateau with 102 fresh cases.

Others include Anambra – 47, Ondo – 46, Rivers – 27, Edo – 18, Kaduna, Ogun and Gombe – 16, Bauchi and Kano – 11, Nasarawa – 10, Akwa Ibom and Sokoto, Borno – 5, Ekiti – 4 and Zamfara – 2.

On a positive note, 80,491 patients have been successfully treated and discharged after recovering from COVID-19.

Reacting to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the country, the NCDC said Nigeria is reaching a critical level where hospitals can no longer cope with more serious COVID-19 cases.

In a tweet on Monday, the NCDC Director-General, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, said health workers would be forced to make tough decisions, calling for the protection of vulnerable citizens amid the rising cases of the virus.

“We are reaching a critical level where our hospital capacity will no longer be able to cope with more serious COVID-19 cases and health workers will be forced to make tough decisions. We need to protect our more vulnerable citizens,” he tweeted.

“We all have to take responsibility. This is not for the NCDC, the PTF or government alone. By organising large gatherings indoors, you’re not only putting yourself and guests at risk but also the staff who have limited choice but to serve. By going to clubs, you’re putting your parents at risk.”

The NCDC boss said a number of coronavirus cases reported in the country had been on the rise in the last four weeks.

READ ALSO: COVID-19: Nigeria Reaching A Critical Level Where Hospitals Can No Longer Cope – NCDC

According to Ihekweazu, Nigerians must note that the 100,000 persons that contracted COVID-19 in the last 11 months were not just figures but persons.

“In the last four weeks, we‘ve recorded a spike in the number of new COVID-19 cases. The virus is spreading fast, causing mild symptoms in some and severe illness/death in others.

“Most important of all, the 100,000 cases and over 1,000 deaths are not just numbers. These are fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, children, friends whose deaths will be mourned and the pain of their loss deeply felt. The response starts and ends with the people of this country,” he said.

Nigeria’s COVID-19 Cases Exceed 1,500 For Third Day, 12 More Deaths

(FILE) A health worker wearing a Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) suit tests a swab sample for COVID-19 at a primary health centre. NOAH SEELAM / AFP

 

Nigeria recorded cases of coronavirus beyond 1,500 for the third consecutive day on Friday, data has revealed.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) which is responsible for the management of disease outbreaks in the country released the data in a late-night tweet.

It disclosed that 1,544 new cases were reported from 20 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in the last 24 hours.

The agency had confirmed 1,565 and 1,664 new cases on Wednesday and Thursday respectively.

While Friday’s figure was the third-highest since the outbreak of the disease in February 2020, Lagos topped the states with new infections, reporting 739 more cases.

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It was followed by Plateau and the FCT which reported 168 and 153 new cases while the others had infections less than 100.

They include Oyo – 91, Nasarawa – 90, Rivers – 80, Kaduna – 35, Edo – 33, Kano – 29, Ogun – 21, Delta – 19, Sokoto – 16, and Ebonyi – 11.

Others are Akwa Ibom – 11, Enugu – 10, Osun – 10, Niger – nine, Bauchi – eight, Kebbi – eight, Katsina – two, and Taraba – one.

Similarly, the NCDC noted that the nation’s death toll rose to 1,342 after 12 more infected people lost the fight to the disease.

On the other hand, 575 more people who had been infected were successfully treated and discharged, bringing the recoveries in the country so far to 78,552,

According to the health agency, 1,011,584 samples have been collected and tested across the country as of 9am on Saturday.

Of the figures, 97,478 COVID-19 infections have been confirmed while the nation has a total of 17,584 active cases.

See the figures according to the states below:

States AffectedNo. of Cases (Lab Confirmed)No. of Cases (on admission)No. DischargedNo. of Deaths
Lagos34,8756,32028,303252
FCT13,2245,3637,754107
Kaduna5,7524225,27555
Plateau5,5494535,05046
Oyo4,2487593,43554
Rivers3,8184403,31365
Edo3,0291782,732119
Ogun2,6262502,34234
Kano2,4183112,03770
Delta1,9631741,73752
Ondo1,863591,76341
Katsina1,673591,58727
Kwara1,4953701,09431
Enugu1,455591,37521
Gombe1,3593211,00137
Ebonyi1,131291,07230
Abia1,0828598611
Bauchi1,07917988317
Nasarawa1,05171332513
Osun1,0464997324
Borno8234973836
Imo7893074316
Bayelsa5607446521
Benue5537346911
Akwa Ibom476763919
Adamawa47120823825
Sokoto47115329820
Niger4638136913
Ekiti426164037
Jigawa4103136811
Anambra3647027420
Taraba226281917
Kebbi2232818213
Yobe201491448
Cross River169015712
Zamfara11225825
Kogi5032

Nigeria Records Six More Deaths As COVID-19 Cases Near 96,000

A file photo of a healthcare worker holding a COVID-19 test kit. TARSO SARRAF / AFP

 

Nigeria’s COVID-19 death toll hit 1,330 on Thursday after six more people battling the disease lost the fight.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed this on Friday in an early-morning tweet while giving an update on the outbreak of the disease in the country.

It noted that the whole fatalities were reported in the 36 states of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

As the country slips into the second wave of infections following an initial relaxation of COVID-19 measures, 1,565 more cases were recorded in the last 24 hours.

Although it is not the highest single-day figure to be recorded since the outbreak of the disease in February 2020, it is only trailing the 1,664 tally reported in the previous day.

Just like Wednesday, Lagos has the highest number of fresh infections – 807 and was only followed by the FCT – 236, as the places where figures exceeding 100 were reported.

Twenty-three other states, according to the NCDC which is responsible for the management of disease outbreaks in Nigeria, recorded new cases below 100.

They include Kaduna – 79, Oyo – 57, Plateau – 47, Rivers – 37, Katsina – 35, Edo – 30, Sokoto – 30, Delta – 26, Kebbi – 23, Ondo – 20, Enugu – 18, Abia – 17, and Ogun – 17.

Others are Benue – 16, Bayelsa – 15, Bauchi – 14, Niger – 13, Kano – 10, Borno – six, Imo – five, Ekiti – four, Osun – two, and Jigawa – one.

 

This brings to 95,934 the total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country while those that have been successfully treated are 77,982.

As of 9am on Friday, the NCDC said a total of 1,004,915 have been collected and tested across the country.

See the figures according to the states below:

States AffectedNo. of Cases (Lab Confirmed)No. of Cases (on admission)No. DischargedNo. of Deaths
Lagos34,1365,84728,039250
FCT13,0715,2167,749106
Kaduna5,7174375,22654
Plateau5,3814334,90345
Oyo4,1576733,43153
Rivers3,7383773,29764
Edo2,9961592,720117
Ogun2,6052312,34034
Kano2,3893162,00568
Delta1,9441551,73752
Ondo1,863591,76341
Katsina1,671571,58727
Kwara1,4953701,09431
Enugu1,445611,36321
Gombe1,3593211,00137
Ebonyi1,120181,07230
Abia1,0828598611
Bauchi1,07117587917
Osun1,0364197124
Nasarawa96162332513
Borno8234973836
Imo7893074316
Bayelsa5607446521
Benue5537346911
Adamawa47120823825
Akwa Ibom465663909
Sokoto45513729820
Niger4547236913
Ekiti426164037
Jigawa4103136811
Anambra3647027420
Taraba225281907
Kebbi2154016312
Yobe201491448
Cross River169015712
Zamfara11225825
Kogi5032

Nigeria Records Highest Single-Day COVID-19 Cases For Third Consecutive Day

A health worker wearing a Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) suit tests a swab sample for COVID-19 at a primary health centre in Hyderabad on September 3, 2020. NOAH SEELAM / AFP

 

Nigeria has continued to witness a steady rise in the number of coronavirus cases, reporting its highest single-day tally for the third consecutive day.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this in a late-night tweet on Wednesday, saying 1,664 more infections were reported in 24 hours.

Wednesday’s figure is higher than the tallies reported on Tuesday – 1,354 and Monday – 1,204 by 310 and 460 cases respectively.

In its latest update on the disease, the NCDC which is responsible for the management of disease outbreaks in Nigeria stated that the new cases were confirmed in 22 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Of the cases, Lagos, FCT, and Plateau reported the highest figures which were above the 100 mark while others recorded lower figures.

According to the NCDC, Lagos recorded 642, FTC got 407, Plateau has 160, Kaduna recorded 83, Rivers confirmed 62, Adamawa reported 47, Nasarawa has 38, Abia recorded 29, Edo reported 28, Anambra has 27, while Niger and Ogun States have 24 more cases each.

Others are Imo – 15, Oyo – 14, Kano – 12, Osun – 12, Borno – nine, Delta – seven, Enugu – seven, Bauchi – five, Ekiti – five, Sokoto – five, and Jigawa – two.

 

Following the new highest single-day tally, Nigeria has confirmed a total of 94,369 coronavirus cases out of the over one million samples tested since the outbreak of the disease in February 2020.

The nation’s recovery figure also rose to 77,299 while 1,324 deaths have been recorded in the 36 states and the nation’s capital.

On Wednesday, the NCDC said five more fatalities were reported.

Amid the second wave of infections in Nigeria, the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 had called on state authorities to reopen their treatment and isolation centres.

After an initial relaxation of COVID-19 measures, the PTF asked the state authorities to reactivate the protocols to promptly tackle the spread of the disease.

It had also warned the people, especially the Very Important Personalities (VIPs) and government officials against flouting the COVID-19 travel protocols.

Nigeria Records Highest Single-Day COVID-19 Cases As Lagos Orders Reopening Of Schools

A file photo of a health worker on duty.

 

Nigeria on Monday recorded its highest figure of COVID-19 cases in a day since the outbreak of the disease in February 2020, as the Lagos State government issued a directive for schools to reopen.

This was disclosed in a late-night tweet by the agency responsible for the management of disease outbreaks in the country – the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

It revealed that a total of 1,204 new confirmed cases were reported from 20 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Of the figure, Lagos State reported the highest number of infections in a single day, with 654 new cases.

The south-west state is followed by the FCT, Plateau, and Kaduna where 200, 60, and 54 more infections were confirmed.

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Similarly, Kano recorded 40, Rivers got 30, Edo has 28, Nasarawa recorded 25, Kebbi confirmed 19, Bauchi reported 18, Oyo has 13, Akwa Ibom recorded 12, while Bayelsa and Ogun States have 11 more cases each.

States, where cases less than 10 were reported, includes Delta – nine, Abia – eight, Benue – five, Imo – three, Borno – two, Sokoto – one, and Osun one.

 

The new figure brings to 91,351 the total number of coronavirus cases confirmed in the country.

Nigeria’s recovery figure also rose to 75,699 while 1,318 deaths have been recorded in the 36 states and the nation’s capital.

The rise in the death toll was a result of four more fatalities reported on Monday.

Before the tweet by the NCDC in which Lagos recorded 654 new cases,  the state government had ordered the reopening of schools from January 18.

The Commissioner for Education in the state, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, who made the announcement, had asked authorities in the schools to make efforts to comply with all the COVID-19 requirements for resumption.

See the case summary as of January 5, 2021, below:

States AffectedNo. of Cases (Lab Confirmed)No. of Cases (on admission)No. DischargedNo. of Deaths
Lagos31,9754,71227,013250
FCT12,2834,5857,594104
Kaduna5,5015584,89053
Plateau5,0573984,61544
Oyo4,0485913,40552
Rivers3,6023043,23464
Edo2,9161072,692117
Ogun2,5632312,29834
Kano2,3643181,97868
Delta1,8971081,73752
Ondo1,843391,76341
Katsina1,6361801,42927
Kwara1,4142891,09431
Enugu1,382131,34821
Gombe1,3383001,00137
Ebonyi1,097-51,07230
Bauchi1,03815686517
Abia1,0364697911
Osun1,0203196524
Nasarawa92358532513
Borno7982473836
Imo7693572212
Benue5375746911
Bayelsa5305445521
Akwa Ibom449513899
Adamawa42416123825
Niger4178432013
Ekiti415143956
Jigawa4072836811
Sokoto3816329820
Anambra3283427420
Taraba217231877
Yobe201491448
Kebbi1921916310
Cross River169015712
Zamfara11225825
Kogi5032