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NCDC reports 1,145 new cases and 1 death

The spread of novel Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) in Nigeria continues to record significant increases as the latest statistics provided by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control reveal Nigeria now has 76,207 confirmed cases.

On the 17th of December 2020, 1,145 new confirmed cases and 1 death was recorded in Nigeria, having carried out a total daily test of 4,747 samples across the country.

To date, 76,207 cases have been confirmed, 67,110 cases have been discharged and 1,201 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory. A total of 864,104 tests have been carried out as of December 17th, 2020 compared to 859,357 tests a day earlier.

According to the NCDC, the 1,145 new cases were reported from 24 states- Lagos (459), FCT (145), Kaduna (138), Plateau (80), Katsina (70), Gombe (52), Niger (31), Kano (23), Bayelsa (21), Bauchi (18), Ondo (18), Rivers (17), Ogun (12), Oyo (12), Edo (8), Nasarawa (8), Ebonyi (7), Osun (6), Ekiti (5), Kebbi (5), Borno (4), Jigawa (3), Akwa Ibom (2), and Anambra (1).

Meanwhile, the latest numbers bring Lagos state total confirmed cases to 25,895, followed by Abuja (9,053), Kaduna (4,236), Plateau (4,179),  Oyo (3,785), Rivers (3,234), Edo (2,755), Ogun (2,360), Kano (1,988), Delta (1,829), Ondo (1,769), Enugu (1,363), Katsina (1,359), Kwara (1,275),  Gombe (1,156), Ebonyi (1,082), Abia (973), Osun (971), Bauchi (878), and Borno (772).

Imo State has recorded 730 cases, Nasarawa (589), Benue (515), Bayelsa (492), Ekiti (401), Jigawa (385), Akwa Ibom (366), Niger (338), Adamawa (329), Anambra (295), Sokoto (210), Taraba (203), Kebbi (143), Yobe (123), Cross River (92), Zamfara (79), while Kogi state has recorded 5 cases only.

 

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