By; MATTHEW UKACHUNWA, Lagos
Nigeria recorded 1,565 new cases of Novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in 24 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja on Thursday 7th January 2021.
A list containing names and figures of infected areas released by Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) is arranged in this order: Lagos 807, FCT 236, Kaduna 79, Oyo 57, Plateau 47, Rivers 37, Katsina 35, Edo 30, Sokoto 30, Delta 26, Kebbi 23, Ondo 20, Enugu 18, Abia 17, Ogun 17, Benue 16, Bayelsa 15, Bauchi 14, Niger 13, Kano 10, Borno 6, Imo 5, Ekiti 4, Osun 2 and Jigawa 1.
In its daily account of COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria, NCDC wrote on its twitter handle that as of 12.07 a.m. on January 2021, Nigeria has had a total of 95,934 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the index case occurred in the country.
Out of the total, 77,982 COVID-19-positive patients had been treated and discharged from Nigeria’s COVID-19 isolation centres, while 1,330 deaths caused by the global disease has been recorded in Nigeria as of Thursday.
Six persons lost their lives to COVID-19 in Nigeria on 7th January.
The federal disease control agency reported that its discharges on Thursday included 314 community recoveries in Lagos State, 158 in Kaduna State and 84 in Plateau State managed in line with guidelines.