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Nigeria records 1,424 new COVID-19 cases in 14 states, FCT

By NAN
16 December 2021   |   9:13 am
Nigeria on Wednesday recorded 1, 424 new COVID-19 infections in 14 states of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Laboratory assistant director Stella Atewe analyses chemistry profiles at the Lagos State Isolation Centre in Yaba, Lagos, on January 22, 2021. – The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria is increasing rapidly following daily reports by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) even as Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital, accounted for the highest number of cases in the country. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

Nigeria on Wednesday recorded 1, 424 new COVID-19 infections in 14 states of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made this known on its Website on Thursday morning.

The NCDC said with the 1,424 new infections, Nigeria now has 220,000 COVID-19 cases.

It said that Lagos state topped the chart with 796, followed by Delta with 152 and the FCT with 130.

The NCDC said 153 cases were reported in Delta for Dec. 13 and 139 was recorded for Dec. 14.

The agency added that one person died of COVID-19 complications raising the country’s fatality toll to 2,983.

The centre said 3,686,403 tests have so far been conducted since the virus was announced on Feb. 27, 2020.

The NCDC noted that a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre, activated at Level II, continues to coordinate the national response activities.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Nigeria recorded 730 new cases of COVID-19 in 10 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Tuesday.

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