COVID-19 infections in Nigeria hit record high as NCDC confirms 1,145 cases

1,145 new infections of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country, has been recorded on Thursday by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).  

The NCDC made this confirmation through its verified website.

The latest information indicated that one death was also recorded in the country.

The figure was the highest ever recorded in one day since the disease was first reported in Nigeria.

The latest figure surpassed the 930 cases recorded across the country on Wednesday, confirming that Nigeria is experiencing a second wave of COVID-19.

The NCDC disclosed that the new infections bring the country’s total to 76, 207.

The new cases were recorded from 23 states, including the Federal Capital Territory.

The health agency also disclosed that 335 patients have been discharged after testing negative from the virus.

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NCDC stated that Lagos State, the epicentre of the virus in the country, recorded the highest number of infections with 459 cases; FCT, Kaduna, and Plateau confirmed 145, 138 and 80 respectively.

Other states include Katsina-70, Gombe-52, Niger-31, Kano-23, Bayelsa -21, Bauchi-18, Ondo-18, Rivers-17, Ogun-12, Oyo-12, Edo – eight, Nasarawa- eight, Ebonyi- seven, Osun- six, Ekiti- five, Kebbi- five, Borno- four, Jigawa- three, Akwa Ibom- two and Anambra-one.

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