By; MATTHEW UKACHUNWA, Lagos
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja and fifteen states of Nigeria were infected with 675 new cases of Novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Thursday 10th December 2020.
The names of the areas where Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) recorded the new COVID-19 pandemic infections are: FCT 183, Lagos 128, Kaduna 85, Kwara 57, Katsina 50, Plateau 42, Rivers 39, Kano 33, Ondo 21, Ogun 17, Bauchi 10, Sokoto 5, Edo 2, Ekiti 1, Bayelsa 1 and Delta 1.
As of 11.21 p.m. on 10th December 2020, Nigeria had recorded a total of 71,344 confirmed cases of COVID-19 infections since the index case was found in the country.
Out of the total, 65,474 patients who tested positive for the worldwide virus had been treated and discharged from the nation’s COVID-19 isolation centres, while 1,190 people had been killed by the disease during the period under review, according to NCDC.
Six persons were killed by COVID-19 in Nigeria on Thursday.