Nigeria records 1,145 new coronavirus cases, one death

Director General of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu addressing the press at the presentation of 15,000 COVID-19 test kits to NCDC by UNICEF in Abuja on Tuesday, Sept 29, 2020. [Twitter-@NCDCgov]

Nigeria on Thursday for the first time since the pandemic crossed 1,000 daily COVID-19 infections with 1,145 new confirmed cases of the disease and one death.

On Wednesday, December, 16, the country had recorded a total of 930 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the second-highest daily infections since the existence of the pandemic.

The country also on December 11, 2020, reported a total of 796 confirmed cases in a day. Again, the fourth time was during the first wave when 790 cases were reported on July 1, 2020.

According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, till date, 76,207 cases have been confirmed, 67,110 cases have been discharged and 1,201 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The 1,145 new cases were reported from 24 states including Lagos (459), FCT (145), Kaduna (138), Plateau (80), Katsina (70), Gombe (52), Niger (31), Kano (23), Bayelsa (21), Bauchi (18), Ondo (18), Rivers (17), Ogun (12), Oyo (12), Edo (8), Nasarawa (8), Ebonyi (7), Osun (6), Ekiti (5), Kebbi (5), Borno (4), Jigawa (3), Akwa Ibom (2), and Anambra (1).

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