Nigeria on Thursday recorded 1964 new cases of #COVID-19 as additional 15 persons died, as reported by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
In a late-night tweet, the disease control agency summed the total number of virus cases across the country at 116,655, while 1,485 have lost their lives to the disease, and 93,646 have been successfully treated and discharged.
However, about half of the new cases come from Lagos, which recorded 824 new infections, while FCT reported 246 cases.
Recall that on Tuesday, Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, urged residents in the state to consider any malaria-like symptoms experienced as #COVID-19 infection unless and until proven otherwise, as cases continue to increase significantly within the state.
Other states with new cases include;
Plateau-166; Kaduna-128; Ogun-76; Nasarawa-74; Anambra-69; Edo-50; Rivers-45; Ondo-44; Niger-40; Oyo-38; Adamawa-35; Kano-31; Akwa Ibom-27; Gombe-19; Kwara-13; Ekiti-12; Delta-6; Kebbi-6; Bauchi-5; Ebonyi-4 and Osun-3.
The infection has killed at least 2,097,653 people since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019, according to a Worldometers as at the time of writing this report.
At least 98, 026,535 cases of coronavirus have been registered, while a total of 70,414,618 persons have recovered from the virus.
1964 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) January 21, 2021