COVID-19: Nigeria now records 1,302 deaths says NCDC

Nigeria has reported no less than 1,302 deaths from coronaviral complications.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control reported this on its website on Sunday.

The Agency also said that 576 new cases of COVID-19 were registered in Nigeria on Saturday.

Data on the NCDC website shows that Nigeria has screened 952,975 people since the first reported case of COVID-19 was documented in the country on 27 February 2020.

A review of the data also showed that the total number of infections in the world has increased to 89,163, while the number of active cases has increased to 13,072.

NCDC added that 74,789 patients had been discharged from numerous insulation centres across the world and screened negative for the virus twice.

A further analysis of the data found that Lagos had the largest number of reported cases of COVID-19 infections with 31,107, led by FCT 11,861, Kaduna 5,328, Plateau 4,905 and Oyo 3,994.

NCDC said, “On the 2nd of January 2021, 576 new confirmed cases and 8 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

“Till date, 89, 163 cases have been confirmed, 74, 789 cases have been discharged and 1302 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

“The 576 new cases are reported from 15 states- Lagos (277), FCT (90), Oyo (51), Nasarawa (49), Sokoto (23), Anambra (14), Bauchi (11), Imo (11), Kano (11), Edo (10), Plateau (10), Ogun (9), Osun (5), Jigawa (3), and Rivers (2).

“A multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, continues to coordinate the national response activities.”

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