Posted on Tue 12 Jan 2021, 05:51 AM

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 1244 new cases of the novel Coronavirus in Nigeria, bringing the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 101,331.

The Health Agency disclosed this in a late night tweet on Monday stating the country unfortunately recorded three new COVID-19 related deaths in the last 24 hours under review.

The centre said the new cases were reported from 18 states including the FEderal Capital Territory FCT.

According to the NCDC, of the new cases, 774 were recorded in Lagos, 125 in FCT, 102 in Plateau and 47 in Anambra state.

Other states with new infection include, Ondo-46 Rivers-27 Edo-18 Kaduna-16 Ogun-16 Gombe-16 Bauchi-11 Kano-11 Nasarawa-10 Akwa Ibom-7 Sokoto-7 Borno-5 Ekiti-4 Zamfara-2.

NCDC said till date, 101,331cases have been confirmed, 80,491 treated and discharged and 1,361 deaths recorded in 36 states and the FCT Abuja.

Meanwhile, The Federal Government says the 18th of January date for schools to resume, would be subjected to another review considering an upsurge in the number of Coronavirus positive cases recorded recently in the country.

This turn around is coming barely one week to the date schools were made to resume across the country, after the end of year break which was extended due to surge in the number of covid-19 infections.

Announcing the new development on Monday at the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 press briefing in Federal Capital Territory Abuja, Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, said that the rising cases have become a source of worries to the government.

“You will all agree with me that what is happening presently is not friendly. And earlier before we made the announcement on resumption, it was agreed that it was not sacrosanct.

“And today at the PTF meeting, we took another look at the number of cases recorded across the country and we decided that there was a need to review the date”, he added.


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