A health worker wearing a Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) suit tests a swab sample for COVID-19 at a primary health center. NOAH SEELAM / AFP

 

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says 1,139 new infections were confirmed on Thursday, as the country’s daily COVID-19 cases continue to rise.

Giving an update on its efforts at containing the spread of the disease, the agency revealed in a Facebook post on Friday that the new cases were confirmed in 18 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

They include Rivers – 420, Lagos – 324, Oyo – 81, Gombe – 47, Akwa Ibom – 41, Kaduna – 36, Niger – 36, Ondo – 35, and FCT – 29.

Others are Delta – 18, Edo – 15, Ogun – 14, Kano – 12, Cross River – nine, Ekiti – eight, Kebbi – eight, Nasarawa – four, Enugu – one, and Jigawa – one.

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Of the 41 cases reported in Akwa Ibom State, the NCDC stated that 12 cases were recorded on December 27, while 15 and 14 infections were logged on December 28 and 29.

Similarly, there was a backlog of confirmed cases from Lagos State from December 17 to 29 (321), while 99 infections were recorded on December 30.

Three states – Osun, Plateau, and Sokoto, recorded no new case.

Data from the NCDC revealed that one more fatality was recorded on Thursday, raising the nation’s toll to 3,030.

Since the country reported its first case in late February 2020, Nigeria has confirmed a total of 241,513 infections out of which 214,003 infected people have been discharged.

The NCDC said it has collected and tested a total of 3,823,309 samples while 24,480 cases are still active in various states and the FCT.

See the breakdown of cases according to states below:

States Affected
No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed)
No. of Cases (on admission)
No. Discharged
No. of Deaths

Lagos
94,078
13,254
80,063
761

FCT
27,133
3,046
23,853
234

Rivers
14,770
1,040
13,576
154

Kaduna
10,540
275
10,180
85

Plateau
10,196
162
9,961
73

Oyo
9,866
811
8,862
193

Edo
7,490
549
6,660
281

Ogun
5,708
206
5,421
81

Delta
4,980
2,314
2,556
110

Ondo
4,909
264
4,545
100

Kano
4,702
188
4,391
123

Akwa Ibom
4,528
135
4,349
44

Kwara
4,228
455
3,709
64

Osun
3,107
67
2,951
89

Enugu
2,913
19
2,865
29

Gombe
2,831
65
2,706
60

Nasarawa
2,613
229
2,345
39

Anambra
2,489
58
2,412
19

Katsina
2,377
13
2,327
37

Imo
2,310
254
1,999
57

Abia
2,129
86
2,010
33

Ebonyi
2,062
26
2,004
32

Ekiti
1,912
129
1,755
28

Benue
1,907
370
1,512
25

Bauchi
1,857
43
1,791
23

Borno
1,532
188
1,306
38

Bayelsa
1,296
42
1,226
28

Taraba
1,269
15
1,222
32

Adamawa
1,157
27
1,098
32

Niger
1,113
95
998
20

Sokoto
810
0
782
28

Cross River
713
23
665
25

Jigawa
628
9
602
17

Yobe
502
3
490
9

Kebbi
478
8
454
16

Zamfara
375
12
354
9

Kogi
5
0
3
2

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