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COVID-19: NCDC Announces 397 New Cases, 323 Recoveries, 10 Deaths



Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has on Monday, December 28 announced 397 new coronavirus cases, 323 successfully treated patients and 10 casualties.


The health agency made the announcement via its Twitter page with the new cases recorded in 17 states and Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The breakdown of the new cases are as follows; Lagos-144, Plateau-83, Kaduna-48, Adamawa-36, Rivers-22, Oyo-16, Kebbi-10, Nasarawa-7, Sokoto-7, FCT-5, Kano-5, Edo-4, Jigawa-3, Ogun-2, Akwa Ibom-2, Niger-1, Bauchi-1 and Zamfara-1.





With the new toll, the total number of cases in the country has now increased from 84,414 to 84,811 while figures of discharged patients moved from 71,034 to 71,357.

A total of 1,264 deaths have now been recorded thus far in Africa’s most populous country as 10 new deaths was reported in the last 24 hours.



Since the detection of coronavirus in Nigeria, 912,144 samples have been tested.

Meanwhile, Lagos State government has attributed the second wave of COVID-19 to the opening up of the economy, schools, and religious and social gatherings, among others.

This was disclosed by the State’s Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, via his Twitter handle on Monday.

He added that other reasons included general laxity, false sense of security and non-adherence to safety guidelines by citizens, and entertainment gatherings.

According to him, citizens would need to make lifestyle adjustments by adhering to all non-pharmaceutical interventions, in order to live with the global pandemic.

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