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Second Wave: Nigeria Records Highest Single-day COVID-19 Cases

Nigeria on Monday recorded its highest single-day COVID-19 cases since the first infection was reported in February 2019.

According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, the country on Monday recorded 1,204 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, taking the total number of infections to 91,351.

Data on the agency’s website showed that Nigeria recorded its second-highest daily COVID-19 cases on December 18, 2020, with 1,145 people testing positive.

A breakdown of the data showed that 75,699 have recovered from COVID-19 in the country while 1,318 have died of the virus.

The agency said, “On the 4th of January 2021, 1204 new confirmed cases and 7 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

“Till date, 91351 cases have been confirmed, 75699 cases have been discharged and 1318 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

“The 1195 new cases are reported from 21 states- Lagos (654), FCT (200), Plateau (60), Kaduna (54), Kano (40), Rivers (30), Edo (28), Nasarawa (25), Kebbi (19), Bauchi (18), Oyo (13), Akwa Ibom (12), Bayelsa(11), Ogun (11), Delta (9), Abia (8), Benue(5), Imo (3), Borno (2), Sokoto (1) and Osun (1).

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

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Otunba Sayo Akintola is a 1992 graduate of Linguistics from the University of Ibadan, Oyo State. He holds a post-graduate diploma in Financial Management and MBA from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi. He started his 12-year sojourn in journalism at the Nigerian Tribune in 1993 as Business and Economy reporter. He rose through the ranks to become the Group Business Editor of the nation’s oldest surviving private national newspaper, the Nigerian Tribune. He set up World Street Journal magazine in 2018.

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