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NCDC Records 1,133 New Cases, 395 Recoveries, 5 Casualties

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Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday, December 23 announced 1,133 new coronavirus cases, 395 successfully treated patients and 6 deaths.

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-397, FCT-357, Kaduna-81, Plateau-63, Katsina-46, Sokoto-32, Oyo-28, Ogun-21, Kano-19, Rivers-18, Osun-13, Edo-12, Niger-12, Bayelsa-11, Borno-11, Bauchi-8, Jigawa-2 and Ondo-2.

With the new toll, the total number of cases in the country has now increased from 79,789 to 80,922 while figures of discharged patients moved from 68,879 to 69,274.

A total of 1,236 deaths have now been recorded thus far in Africa’s most populous country as 6 new deaths was reported in the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, National Coordinator of Presidential Taskforce (PTF) on COVID-19, Sani Aliyu says the COVID-19 vaccine will be administered to Nigerians free when vaccination begins.

Aliyu made this known on Wednesday during an interview on Channels Television’s breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily.

He also revealed plans by the Federal Government on delivering and administering the vaccine and gave the assurance that Nigerians will be vaccinated without being charged.

Aliyu added that although there are fears that Nigerians may be reluctant to receive shots of the vaccines efforts are being made to sensitise many and deliver the vaccines across the country.

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