Posted on Thu 14 Jan 2021, 05:12 AM

Nigeria has recorded 1398 new cases of the novel Coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 103,999.

The Nigeria Centre for Diseases Control (NCDC) in a late night tweet on Wednesday.

Giving details of the new infections, the Health Agency said the new cases were reported from 23 states including the Federal Capital Territory FCT.

The NCDC regrettably reported nine additional COVID-19-related deaths in the last 24 hours in the country.

According to the NCDC, of the new cases, 542 were recorded in Lagos, 131 in FCT, 120 in Oyo, 113 in Rivers and 111 in Plateau state.

Other states with new cases include, Kaduna-71 Kwara-71 Akwa Ibom-34 Sokoto-31 Benue-28 Ogun-27 Kano-26 Kebbi-17 Osun-12 Nasarawa-11 Delta-10 Gombe-10 Bayelsa-9 Borno-9 Edo-8 Ekiti-3 Jigawa-2 Katsina-2.

NCDC said till date, 103,999 cases have been confirmed, 82,555 treated and discharged and 1382 deaths recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory Abuja.

The centre said a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, was coordinating response activities nationwide.


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