COVID-19: Nigeria Records 11 More Deaths, 806 New Cases 1

COVID-19: Nigeria Records 11 More Deaths, 806 New Cases

Nigeria’s coronavirus death toll rose on Friday with the recent surge in new cases of fatalities as the country slips into the second wave of the pandemic.

The total death tally from COVID-19 in Nigeria rose to 1, 212 on Friday after 11 more people died from the virus in the last 24 hours, NCDC, announced late Friday.

According to NCDC, 806 new confirmed cases of coronavirus were discovered over the past 24 hours.

The new figure shows a decrease from the 1, 145 infections reported on Thursday night, the country’s highest daily figure – a record likely to be broken going by the way the disease is spreading.

The 1, 145 new height in infections was reached barely 24 hours after recording the previous highest daily figure of 930 and about six days after the penultimate highest daily figure of 796 was reached.

In the last two weeks, the daily cases in the country averaged 500 for the first time since the pandemic reached Nigeria in late February .

The total number of infections in the country has now increased to 77, 013.

Consequently, hospitalisation is increasing with hundreds of new COVID-19 patients being admitted to hospitals in the past few days.

Lagos and Abuja remains the cities with the most recorded cases.

The 806 new cases are reported from 26 states- include: Lagos (287), FCT (255), Kaduna (36), Akwa Ibom (29), Katsina (25), Rivers (25), Kwara (21), Bauchi (19), Kano (15), Ondo (14), Plateau (13), Yobe (12), Nasarawa (11), Ebonyi (9), Gombe (8), Abia (7), Delta (4), Imo (4), Osun (3), Anambra (2), Borno (2), Cross River (1), Edo (1), Ekiti (1), Jigawa (1), and Ogun (1).

Again, Lagos and Abuja led with 287 and 255 new cases respectively on Friday – more than half of the daily total.

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