Covid-19 in Nigeria: 105,478 infected, 83,830 recover, 1,405 dead

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said that a total of 105,478 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the country.

The agency made this known on its website, stating that no fewer than 1,405 have died of the virus.

Data on the website showed that the country recorded 1,479 new infections of Covid-19 and 23 fresh deaths on Thursday.

A further breakdown of the data showed that 1,141,147 persons have been tested in the country.

It also revealed that the country currently has 20,243 active cases.

NCDC said, “On January 14, 2021, 1479 new confirmed cases and 23 deaths were recorded in Nigeria. Till date, 105478 cases have been confirmed, 83830 cases have been discharged and 1405 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the FCT.

“The 1479 new cases are reported from 25 states- Lagos (697), FCT (201), Nasarawa (80), Plateau (74), Rivers (62), 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 (7), Taraba (7), Ekiti (4), Gombe (4), Imo (4), Bayelsa (2), Jigawa (2), and Zamfara (1).

“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 multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, continues to coordinate the national response activities.”

NCDC said in week one of 2021, the number of new confirmed cases increased to 9,940 from 5,733 in week 53 of 2020, these were reported in 34 states and the FCT.

The number of discharged cases increased to 4,986 from 4,010 in week 53. These were reported in 27 states and FCT.

Cumulatively, since the outbreak began in week 9, 2020, there have been 1,358 deaths reported with a case fatality rate (CFR) of 1.5 per cent.

The number of reported deaths last week were from 16 states and the FCT were 47, this is as the numbers of inbound international travellers at Nigerian airports were 18,632 compared with 19,018 in week 53.

While in week one, numbers of international travellers with a positive result were 817 compared to 62 from Week 53, and Lagos inbound cases were not included in Week one.

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