<!– All wearing face masks for COVID-19: Health Minister Ehanire and Ihekweazu of NCDC –>
The unidentified lone death increased the COVID-19 death toll in Kano state from 54 to 55. The national death toll is now 1,181.
According to the NCDC, a total of 390 cases were reported by 19 states and Abuja, with Gombe tied with Abuja with 89 cases.
Lagos also posted 35 new cases, its lowest since it posted 29 on 3 December.
At the moment, the number total cases in Nigeria is now 69,645.
NCDC data also showed 173 patients were discharged, leaving 3,517 active cases.
The high daily count for Gombe comes as a surprise as it is 16th on the grim table, with just 1,026 cases cumulatively.
Here is a breakdown of the new cases
You may be interested
Recurrent expenditures take up 88.5% of Nigeria’s revenue in 10 years – reportWebby - January 19, 2021
In the recently approved budget for 2021, Nigeria plans to spend N13.5 trillion in budgetary expenditure out of which N4.3…
Insecurity escalates in north, bandits kidnap Professor, kill four in KadunaWebby - January 19, 2021
The insecurity crisis in the northwest Nigeria has continued to escalate without restraint. Several bandits on Monday night stormed the…
MRA implements project to defend impunity of attacks on Nigerian journalistsWebby - January 19, 2021
The Media Rights Agenda (MRA) on Monday launched its project on combating impunity for attacks against journalists by public institutions…