More Nigerian States Get COVID-19 Spikes – NCDC

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Twenty-four Nigerian states including Federal Capital Territory recorded 1,565 new confirmed cases and 6 deaths on Thursday.

Of the number, Lagos State has 807 confirmed cases while FCT and Kaduna recorded 236 and 79 respectively, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control reported.

NCDC tweeted ‘’On the 7th of January 2021, 1,565 new confirmed cases and 6 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

‘’The 1,565 new cases are reported from 25 states- Lagos (807), FCT (236), Kaduna (79), Oyo (57), Plateau (47), Rivers (37), Katsina (35), Edo (30), Sokoto (30), Delta (26), Kebbi (23), Ondo (20).

‘’Enugu (18), Abia (17), Ogun(17), Benue(16), Bayelsa (15), Bauchi (14), Niger (13), Kano (10), Borno (6), Imo (5), Ekiti (4), Osun (2) and Jigawa (1).’’

The health agency stated ‘’Till date, 95,934 cases have been confirmed, 77,982 cases have been discharged and 1,330 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory

‘’A multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC) activated at Level 3, continues to coordinate the national response activities.’’

Meanwhile, NCDC said ‘’Our discharges today include 314 community recoveries in Lagos State, 158 in Kaduna State and 84 in Plateau State managed in line with guidelines.

‘’The increase in transmission & test positivity rate of #COVID19 in Nigeria remains a course for concern

‘’Majority of our cases are aged 21-50, this poses a risk to the elderly & vulnerable populations. Stricter adherence to safety measures by the public is critical”

“Testing is the only way to truly understand the burden of #COVID19, particularly now we‘re recording more cases than ever.

‘’We have worked tirelessly to increase capacity & access to #COVID19 testing across the country,” it admitted.