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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

COVID-19 second wave: Nigeria records 1,617 new infections, 14 more deaths


The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Monday, announced 1,617 new COVID-19 cases in the country.

The health agency disclosed this on its official website.

NCDC also reported an additional 14 deaths, bringing the total number of casualties from the virus to 1,449.

It said that till date, the country had recorded 112,004 COVID-19 infections with 89,939 cases successfully treated and discharged in the country.

The NCDC said that the 1,617 new cases were reported from 17 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in the last 24 hours.

The agency said that almost 50 per cent of the new cases recorded on Monday were from Lagos, with 776 infections.

Other states with new cases were Kaduna-147, Kwara-131, FCT-102, Plateau-78, Edo-59, Ogun-53, Osun-45, Rivers-37, Taraba-36 Nasarawa-34, Adamawa-33, Kano-26, Delta-20, Ebonyi-16, Bayelsa-11, Gombe-11, and Borno-2.

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