COVID-19: Nigeria Sets New Record With 1,964 New Cases, Highest In Single Day
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday revealed that the nation recorded 1,964 fresh cases, the highest it has recorded in a single day since the pandemic broke out in February 2020.
Previously, Nigeria had set its single-day highest record on 15 January, when it reported 1,867 cases, but the record has been overtaken with Thursday’s infections.
The nation’s 1,964 new cases represented a sharp rise from the 1,386 cases reported on Wednesday.
Of the new figures, Lagos reported huge 824 cases, Abuja reported 246 cases.
Plateau posted 166 cases, while Kaduna recorded 128 cases.
Seven deaths were reported on Thursday, taking the nation’s total COVID-19 deaths to 1,485.
Four of the deaths occurred in Lagos, while Kano, Ondo, and Gombe reported one death each.
The total confirmed COVID-19 cases now stands at 116,655, with 93,646 recoveries recorded so far.
On Thursday, 1,310 recoveries were reported. Lagos discharged 798 and Ondo 191.
The NCDC categorized those discharged from Lagos and Ondo as community recoveries.
New cases were reported in 23 states and the Federal Capital Territory on Thursday.
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