Posted on Mon 25 Jan 2021, 05:54 AM

Nigeria has recorded 964 new cases of the novel Coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 121,566.

The figure represents the lowest daily number of cases of the disease since Jan. 3, when 917 cases were reported.

Announcing the new figures in a late night tweet on Sunday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed that the country unfortunately recorded two (2) new COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours under review.

The Health Agency said the new cases were reported in 19 states including the Federal Capital Territory FCT.

According to the NCDC, of the new cases, 360 were recorded in Lagos, 88 in FCT, 73 in Ogun, 72 in Imo and 67 in Kaduna state.

Other states with new cases include,  Plateau-57 Abia-41 Osun-41 Rivers-32 Kano-26 Niger-24 Benue-23 Edo-20 Cross River-20 Akwa Ibom-8 Nasarawa-6 Zamfara-6 Ekiti-6 Jigawa-4.

NCDC said till date, 121,566 infections have been confirmed, 97,228 treated and discharged and 1,504 deaths reported in 36 states and the FCT ABuja.

The Centre reports that the country has so far tested 1,258,534  people since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 was recorded on Feb. 27, 2020.

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


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