NCDC Records 1,483 New COVID-19 Cases, 5 Deaths

January 23, 2021
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Nigeria on Friday recorded 1,483 new cases of COVID-19.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, disclosed this on its Twitter page on Friday.

It confirmed that Nigeria now has 118,138 cases of the infection and the country had recorded additional five coronavirus-related deaths in the last 24 hours.

This brings the death toll in the country to 1,490.

It noted that the country has so far tested 1,225,179 people since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 was recorded on Feb. 27, 2020 in the country.

NCDC said that the new infections were from 22 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

It stated that Kaduna State reported the highest number of infections with 545 new cases, raising the tally of cases in the State to 7,176 and 56 deaths.

The agency said that the FCT came second with 235 new infections, taking its tally to 15,506 infections and 119 deaths.

In other states, it reported Plateau with 127, Nasarawa-80, Oyo-72, Delta-65, Rivers-64, Kano-46, Ogun-46, Bayelsa-30, Gombe-30, Abia-28, Osun-27, Edo-25, Ondo-14, Sokoto-12, Zamfara-10, Bauchi-eight, Imo-five, Jigawa-four, Ekiti-four, Borno-four and Niger-two.

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