By; MATTHEW UKACHUNWA, Lagos
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced that it has detected 1,585 new cases of Novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in 25 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja on Saturday 9th January 2021.
The following states were invaded by COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria on Saturday: Lagos 573, FCT 182, Plateau 162, Gombe 81, Oyo 75, Rivers 68, Sokoto 58, Ondo 55, Ogun 42, Nasarawa 40, Akwa Ibom 36, Edo 31, Kaduna 27, Anambra 22, Delta 19, Kano 17, Osun 17, Ebonyi 16, Katsina 14, Niger 14, Bayelsa 9, Ekiti 8, Borno 7, Jigawa 5, Abia 4 and Bauchi 3.
As at the end of Saturday, Nigeria had a total of 99,063 confirmed cases of the worldwide virus since the index case occurred in the country.
Out of the total, 79,417 people who contracted the global disease had been treated and discharged from the country’s COVID-19 isolation centres, while 1,350 persons have been killed by COVID-19 in Nigeria to date.
Figures provided by NCDC showed that eight people died of COVID-19 in Nigeria on Saturday.