Nigeria’s COVID-19 Update: 1,598 New Cases, Total 108,943

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By; MATTHEW UKACHUNWA, Lagos

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has detected 1,598 new cases of Novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in 23 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja on Saturday 16th January 2021 
The names of COVID-19-infected states yesterday are: Lagos 461, FCT 206, Plateau 197, Rivers 168, Kaduna 116, Anambra 53, Ogun 49, Ebonyi 47, Edo 42, Sokoto 32, Imo 31, Katsina 31, Oyo 30, Akwa Ibom 27, Delta 16, Kano 16, Abia 15, Niger 15, Ondo 11, Bayelsa 10, Borno 9, Kebbi 8, Ekiti 7 and Jigawa 1.
As of 11.32 p.m. on 16th January 2021 Nigeria had been infested with a total of 108,943 cases of COVID-19 pandemic since the index case was confirmed in the country.
Out of the total, 85,367 cases of the worldwide virus had been treated and discharged from Nigeria’s COVID-19 isolation centres, while 1,420 deaths caused by the global disease had been reported in the nation to date 
NCDC said on its twitter platform that its discharges on Saturday included 430 community recoveries in Lagos State managed in line with guidelines.

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