Nigeria’s COVID-19 Update: 806 New Cases, Total 77,013

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By; MATTHEW UKACHUNWA, Lagos

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced it detected 806 new cases of Novel CoronaVirus disease (COVID-19) infections in twenty-five states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja on Friday 18th December 2020.
The places attacked by the worldwide virus yesterday are: Lagos 287, FCT 255, Kaduna 36, Akwa Ibom 29, Katsina 25, Rivers 25, Kwara 21, Bauchi 19, Kano 15, Ondo 14, Plateau 13, Yobe 12, Nasarawa 11, Ebonyi 9, Gombe 8, Abia 7, Delta 4, Imo 4, Osun 3, Anambra 2, Borno 2, Cross River 1, Edo 1, Ekiti 1, Jigawa 1 and Ogun 1.
As of 11.19 p.m. on 18th December 2020 Nigeria had recorded a total of 77,013 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the index case was reported in the country.
Out of the total, 67,484 patients who tested positive for the disease had been treated and discharged from Nigeria’s COVID-19 isolation centres, while 1,212 people have been killed by the pandemic in Nigeria during the period under review.
According to NCDC report, 11 persons died of COVID-19-related causes on Friday.

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