Posted on Mon 11 Jan 2021, 09:30 AM

Nigeria has recorded 1024 new cases of the novel Coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 100,087.

Announcing the new figures in a late night tweet on Sunday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control NCDC, disclosed that the country also recorded eight new COVID-19 related deaths in the last 24 hours under review.

The Health Agency said the new cases were reported from 17 states including the Federal Capital Territory FCT.

According to the NCDC, of the new cases, 653 were recorded Lagos, 63 in Plateau, 48 in Benue, 45 in Zamfara and 42 in FCT.

Other states with new cases include, Rivers-27 Ondo-26 Adamawa-26 Kaduna-22 Edo-18 Ogun-16 Imo-12 Kano-9 Yobe-6 Ekiti-5 Jigawa-4 Osun-2.

NCDC said till date, 100,087 infections have been confirmed, 80,030 treated and discharged and  1,358 deaths recorded in 36 states and the FCT Abuja.

The agency said 1,025,560 people had been tested for the virus since it was first detected in the country 11 months back, with 13,976 tests carried out in the past 24 hours.

The  agency said that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), activated at Level III, is coordinating response activities nationwide.



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