After more than nine months since the country confirmed the first case of COVID-19, Nigeria crossed the 1,000 mark on the daily count of infections on Thursday.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed 1,145 new COVID-19 cases across 23 states and the federal capital territory (FCT) in its update for December 17, 2020.
Nigeria confirmed its first case on February 27, 2020.
Lagos was top of the list on Thursday with 459 new positive samples, followed by FCT with 175, and Kaduna with 138.
With the new cases, the country’s total number of confirmed cases has now exceeded 76,000.
1,145 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) December 17, 2020
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