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The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday recorded 1,301 new cases of COVID-19 infections across 22 States in the country.
The health agency also recorded a relatively high daily death tally of fifteen people that died from the disease which took the total death toll to 1,464 people.
According to the NCDC official Twitter handle, the new cases recorded on Tuesday night makes the total number of infections in the country rise to 113, 305.
This is coming barely hours after the country’s National Strategic Cold Stores announced that it has secured ultra-cold freezers for storing some COVID-19 vaccines Nigeria is expecting to receive later this month.
As usual, Lagos takes the lead with 551 new cases followed by FCT, Abuja with 209 and Oyo with 83 new infections.
Others are 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.
As Nigerians expect the COVID-19 vaccines, the country continues to record more coronavirus cases, the direct adverse impact has been more fatalities, data from the NCDC shows.
On Sunday Nigeria recorded 15 deaths before reporting 14 fatalities on Monday. Last Friday, Nigeria announced its deadliest day of the pandemic with 23 lives lost.
Last week, which is the third week of the new year, the country recorded 70 deaths, the weekly highest figure in the new year. The country also recorded 50 and 48 deaths in the first and second week of 2021 respectively.
In the past four weeks, there have been over 200 deaths as a result of COVID-19 complications in Nigeria.
The rise in mortally shows that the second wave of the pandemic is deadlier than the first as more patients require breathing support not just in Nigeria but globally.
1,301 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;— NCDC (@NCDCgov) January 19, 2021