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  • Updated: Jan 23, 2021

Lagos Records No New Cases Of COVID-19

Lagos Records No New Cases Of COVID-19

Lagos State for the first time in 2021 has no record of new cases COVID-19 infections. 

The public health agency, Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this on its official Twitter handle on Friday night. 

Meanwhile, Lagos remains the epicentre of the virus in Nigeria with over a third of the total infections, However, no reason was given for the situation in Lagos on Friday

In the past, some states that normally record new daily cases, such as Kano, did not record a new case on particular days because no test was carried out on those days, largely due to lack of reagents or workers protest.

While Lagos recorded no new case, Nigeria on Friday recorded 1,483 new cases and five additional deaths from COVID-19 as efforts to land the first batch of vaccines in the country continue.

This is coming barely 24 hours after Nigeria recorded its highest ever daily figure of 1,964 infections to overturn the previous record of 1,664 cases reported on January 7.

The latest figure, recorded in 23 states across the country, has raised the total number of infections to 118,138.

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The death tally from the COVID-19 disease in Nigeria jumped to 1,490 with the five additional deaths reported on Friday, according to an update by the NCDC Friday night.

As Nigeria continues to record more new coronavirus infections, the direct adverse impact has been more fatalities, a situation health officials blamed on the late referral of patients.


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