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Nigerian COVID-19 cases on the rise day-by-day

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The number of new people infected with COVID-19 is on the increase in Nigeria, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). On their verified web page, the country recorded 1,565, bringing the total to 95,934.

Data from the NCDC webpage showed 24 states recorded the new infection with Lagos State with the highest number of 807 while the FCT has 236.

Others are Kaduna-79, Oyo-57, Plateau-47, Rivers-37, Katsina-35, Edo-30, Sokoto-30, Delta-26, Kebbi-23, Ondo-20, Enugu-18, Abia-17, Ogun-17, Benue-16, Bayelsa-15, Bauchi-14, Niger-13, Kano-10, Borno- 6, Imo- 5, Ekiti- 4, Osun- 2 and Jigawa- 1.

NCDC also reported six death from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours and, out of the 95,934 total case, 77,982 patients have recovered and have been discharged. According to report from the verified site discharges today include 314 community recoveries in Lagos State, 158 in Kaduna State and 84 in Plateau.

The agency reported that since the rise of the second wave of COVID-19 in December 2020, two major cities, Lagos state and FCT are most infected by the infection.

So far, since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria in February 2020 the agency has tested 1,004,915 persons.

With the infection on the rise on Dec. 22, 2020 the Federal Government imposed new restrictions in various parts of the country.

The new restrictions include civil servants from Grade Level 12 and below to stay at home for the next five weeks; the closure of all bars, nightclubs, pubs and event centers, as well as recreational venues in all states and the FCT.

All restaurants were also directed to close, except those providing services to hotel residents, takeaways, home deliveries, and drive-ins.

Similarly, all informal and formal festivity events, including weddings, conferences, congresses, office parties, concerts, seminars, sporting activities, end of year events, have been restricted to not more than 50 people.

SOURCE: NAN, NCDC website

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