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January 18, 2021

Nigeria hits new record high — over 900 COVID-19 infections in 24 hours

Nigeria hits new record high — over 900 COVID-19 infections in 24 hours

Nigeria hit a new record in its daily count of coronavirus infections on Wednesday, with over 900 new cases confirmed across 22 states and the federal capital territory (FCT).

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed 930 new cases in its update for December 16, 2020.

This is the highest number of coronavirus infections the country has recorded in a single-day count since the first case was confirmed on February 27, 2020.

With the new cases, the country’s total number of confirmed infections has now exceeded 75,000.

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According to the breakdown, Lagos recorded the most cases with 279 positive samples; FCT was next with 179, while Plateau was third highest with 62 infections.

While no new death was confirmed on Wednesday leaving the fatality toll at 1,200, the number of active cases has increased from 6,348 to 7,087 within one day.

Out of over 850,000 samples tested, 75,062 have been confirmed positive but 66,775 patients have recovered.

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