Nigeria Records 1,584 New COVID-19 Cases, Highest In 10 Months

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(File) A health worker collects the sample of a man to test for COVID-19. Photo: Channels TV/ Sodiq Adelakun.

 

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 1,584 new infections, as the country’s daily COVID-19 tally continues to rise.

Giving an update on the outbreak of the disease in the country, the agency revealed in a Facebook post on Saturday that the new cases were confirmed in 10 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Data from the NCDC revealed that the figure reported on Friday is the highest number of cases to be recorded in the last 10 months.

The last time the country logged a single-day tally higher than this was on February 6 when the health agency said it confirmed 1,588 fresh infections.

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This is even as Nigeria records a tally exceeding the 1,000 mark for the third consecutive day, following the 1,424 and 1,051 cases reported on Wednesday and Thursday respectively.

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A screenshot shows that Nigeria recorded 1,588 cases on February 6, 2021.

 

Amid concerns over the recent surge in the number of cases reported daily, authorities in Lagos have declared a fourth wave of the pandemic in the state.

Of the new cases logged on Friday, Lagos accounted for an alarming tally of 906 and was followed by FCT and Rivers which reported 258 and 217 fresh infections respectively.

Others are Edo – 85, Oyo – 50, Ogun – 16, Ondo – 14, Bayelsa – 12, Osun – 10, Bauchi – nine, and Kano – seven.

While Ekiti and Sokoto States reported no new case, the NCDC said one more person died, raising the nation’s death toll to 2,984.

Since the outbreak of the disease in the country in late February 2020, Nigeria has confirmed a total of 222,655 cases out of which 211,373 infected people have been discharged.

The NCDC said it has collected and tested a total of 3,686,403 samples while 8,091 cases are still active in various states and the FCT.

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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 83,331 2,522 80,053 756
FCT 24,695 1,182 23,289 224
Rivers 13,232 250 12,828 154
Kaduna 10,213 75 10,057 81
Plateau 10,027 61 9,893 73
Oyo 9,053 267 8,595 191
Edo 6,906 291 6,334 281
Ogun 5,512 135 5,297 80
Ondo 4,676 70 4,508 98
Kano 4,469 56 4,291 122
Delta 4,446 1,780 2,556 110
Akwa Ibom 4,428 66 4,318 44
Kwara 4,015 242 3,709 64
Osun 3,056 24 2,946 86
Enugu 2,824 9 2,786 29
Gombe 2,757 28 2,669 60
Nasarawa 2,517 133 2,345 39
Anambra 2,424 19 2,386 19
Katsina 2,367 10 2,320 37
Imo 2,265 233 1,991 41
Ebonyi 2,062 26 2,004 32
Abia 2,044 11 2,002 31
Benue 1,907 370 1,512 25
Bauchi 1,826 27 1,776 23
Ekiti 1,788 17 1,743 28
Borno 1,356 12 1,306 38
Bayelsa 1,286 42 1,216 28
Taraba 1,269 15 1,222 32
Adamawa 1,157 27 1,098 32
Niger 1,077 59 998 20
Sokoto 810 782 28
Cross River 690 23 642 25
Jigawa 619 2 600 17
Yobe 502 3 490 9
Kebbi 470 454 16
Zamfara 367 4 354 9
Kogi 5 3 2
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