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Nigeria Reports Highest Single-day Rise In COVID-19 Cases

Nigeria Reports Highest Single-day Rise In COVID-19 Cases

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria rose to 103, 999 after the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 1,398 new cases on Wednesday.

This was the highest daily number of confirmed cases, eclipsing the previous figure of 1,354 which was reported last week Tuesday.

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Till date, 82, 555 cases have been discharged and 1,382 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The 1,398 new cases are reported from 23 states- Lagos (542), FCT (131), Oyo (120), Rivers (113), Plateau (111), Kaduna (71), Kwara (71), Akwa Ibom (34), Sokoto (31), Benue (28), Ogun (27), Kano (26), Kebbi (17), Osun (12), Nasarawa (11), Delta (10), Gombe (10), Bayelsa (9), Borno (9), Edo (8), Ekiti (3), Jigawa (2), and Katsina (2).

A multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, continues to coordinate the national response activities, according to the NCDC.

As of 13 January 2021, more than 92.1 million cases have been confirmed, with more than 1.97 million deaths attributed to COVID-19.

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