Posted on Fri 15 Jan 2021, 04:57 AM

Nigeria has recorded 1479 new Cases of the novel Coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 105,478.

Announcing the new figures in a late night tweet on Thursday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control(NCDC) disclosed that the country unfortunately recorded 23 COVID-19 related deaths in the last 24 hours under review.

The Health Agency said the new cases were reported from 25 states including the Federal Capital Territory FCT.

According to the NCDC, of the new cases, Lagos lead the chart with 697 new cases followed by FCT and Nasarawa state with 201 and 80 new cases respectively.

Other states with new cases include, Plateau-74 Rivers-72 Edo-46 Adamawa-43 Osun-39 Akwa Ibom-35 Delta-31 Anambra-27 Oyo-24 Kano-21 Abia-19 Enugu-19 Ogun-18 Sokoto-12 Bauchi-7 Taraba-7 Ekiti-4 Gombe-4 Imo-4 Bayelsa-2 Jigawa-2 Zamfara-1.

NCD said till date, 105,478 infections have been confirmed, 83830 treated and discharged and 1405 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.

Meanwhile, the NCDC with support from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), have activated a short code– “6232”.

“This number has been introduced as a means for the public to contact NCDC’s Connect Centre and access verified information on COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.

“The short code is a toll free and easy-to-remember number, which means that all calls to NCDC through ‘6232’ are free of charge.

“This is to ensure all Nigerians have access to verified information on infectious diseases.

“In 2016, NCDC established its Connect Centre as a critical aspect of its event-based surveillance and risk communications strategy.

“Over the years, this has been used for the response to infectious disease outbreaks such as Lassa fever, monkeypox, yellow fever, cerebrospinal meningitis etc,” it said.



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