COVID-19: Lagos records 901 new cases as virus kill 15 in Nigeria in 24 hours

COVID-19: Lagos records 901 new cases as virus kill 15 in Nigeria in 24 hours

Monday, January 18, 2021 8:45 am


Coronavirus Pandemic

Lagos records 901 cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, the highest number of daily infections to be recorded by the State since the virus was first confirmed in the country on February 27.

The 901 confirmed infections in Lagos were part of the total 1,444 new cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) reported in 20 states of the country and the FCT on Sunday by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

The health agency also reported 15 COVID-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours. 

According to it, Lagos, Plateau, and Kaduna recorded the highest number of COVID-19 infections on Sunday, with 901, 136, and 57 cases respectively.

Other states with new cases were, FCT-54, Ebonyi-53, Akwa Ibom-52, Nasarawa-32, Osun-29, Ogun-28, Imo-16, Oyo-16, Edo-15, Kano-14, Rivers-10, Ekiti-7, Borno-6, Abia- 5, Benue-4, Yobe-4, Kebbi-3, and Anambra-2.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the country has tested 1,154,138 people since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 was recorded on Feb. 27, 2020.

According to the public health agency, the new infections has taken the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 110,387, which includes 89,317 discharged cases and 1,435 deaths.

The agency said the 1,444 new cases were registered from 20 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in the past 24 hours.

The NCDC disclosed that 3,950 patients were discharged from isolation centres across the country after the second test result returned negative.

It added that the discharge included 717 community recoveries in Lagos State and a backlog of 2,825 community recoveries in FCT managed in line with guidelines.

NCDC said that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, was coordinating response activities nationwide.

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