The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 576 new infections of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.
The agency reported that the country has so far tested a total of about 952,975 persons since the first confirmed case of the COVID-19 pandemic was announced on February 27, 2020.
The NCDC said the total number of infections in the country now stands at about 89,163, with total death cases recorded in the country put at about 1,302.
It, however, stated that 74,789 patients had been discharged from the various isolation centres in the country, having tested negative to the virus.
The NCDC said the new infections were from 14 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
It said that Lagos state recorded the highest figure with 277 new cases, followed by the FCT and Oyo with 90 and 51 new cases respectively.
Other states with new cases are Nasarawa 49, Sokoto 23, Anambra 14, Bauchi 11, Imo 11, Kano 11, Edo 10, Plateau 10, Ogun nine, Osun five, Jigawa three and Rivers two.
The NCDC said that a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, continued to coordinate the national response activities.
With 576 new confirmed cases and eight deaths recorded in the country as at Jan. 2, 2021.
The public health agency stated that till date, 89,163 cases had been confirmed, 74,789 cases discharged and 1,302 deaths recorded in 36 states and the FCT.
Meanwhile, the agency said that COVID-19 might cause severe complications in the elderly and people with underlying health conditions.
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