By; MATTHEW UKACHUNWA, Lagos
There were 1,861 new cases of Novel CoronaVirus disease (COVID-19) in Nigeria on Wednesday 27th January 2021.
The virus spread across 22 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, according to Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
The states that the pandemic attacked in Nigeria are: Lagos 773, FCT 285, Oyo 138, Rivers 111, Plateau 92, Nasarawa 83, Kaduna 59, Enugu 57, Imo 57, Edo 43, Kano 27, Kwara 20, Ebonyi 19, Abia 17, Ogun 12, Osun 12, Katsina 8, Bayelsa 6, Bauchi 5, Delta 5, Borno 4, Jigawa 4 and Zamfara 1.
NCDC announced on its twitter handle that as of 11.44 p.m. on 27th January 2021 Nigeria had recorded a total of 126,160 confirmed cases of COVID-19 pandemic since the index case was reported in the country.
Out of the total, 100,365 people who contracted the global disease had been treated and discharged from Nigeria’s COVID-19 isolation centres, while 1,544 deaths arising from the virus had occurred in the nation to date.
Data provided by NCDC indicated that COVID-19 killed 22 patients in Nigeria on Wednesday.
The disease control agency said that its discharges yesterday included 697 community recoveries in Lagos State, 128 in Rivers State and 116 in Plateau State managed in line with guidelines.