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Nigeria Reports 23 Deaths, 1,479 New COVID-19 Cases

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(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria recorded 23 fresh COVID-19 related deaths and 1,479 new infections on Jan. 14, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said.

The NCDC made this known on its official website on Thursday night.

The agency said that the 23 new deaths brought the nation’s death toll to 1, 405.

It said the 1, 479 newly registered infections were reported in the last 24 hours across the country, adding that the nation’s confirmed cases now stand at 105, 478.

NCDC said the 1, 479 COVID-19 new infections were reported from 24 states and the Federal Capital  Territory (FCT).

According to NCDC, Lagos takes the lead with 697 new infections, followed by FCT with 201, Nasarawa- 80 and Plateau recorded 74 cases.

Other states with new cases are: Rivers- 72, Edo- 46, Adamawa- 43, Osun- 39, Akwa Ibom- 35, Delta- 31, Anambra- 27, Oyo- 24, Kano- 21, Abia- 19, Enugu-19, Ogun-18, Sokoto-12, Bauchi-seven, Taraba- seven, Ekiti- four, Gombe- four, Imo- four, Bayelsa- two, Jigawa- two and Zamfara- one.

“As at 14th January 2021, there are 105,478 confirmed cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria, 83, 830 discharged and 1,405 dead.

“Our discharges today include 642 community recoveries in Lagos State, 312 in Oyo State and 99 in Plateau State managed in line with guidelines.

“A breakdown of cases by state can be found via http://covid19.ncdc.gov.ng,” it said.

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


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