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Nigeria’s COVID-19 death toll hits 1,373

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 12 new Coronavirus (COVID-19) related deaths in the past 24 hours. This takes the nation’s death…

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 12 new Coronavirus (COVID-19) related deaths in the past 24 hours.

This takes the nation’s death toll to 1,373, according to the public health institute.

The NCDC disclosed on its official website on Tuesday night that 1,270 new cases of the virus was recorded on Tuesday, bringing the total number of infections to 102,601.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the country has so far tested 1,033,858 people since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 was recorded in the country on Feb. 27, 2020.

The agency said the new infections were reported from 21 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

According to the breakdown released on Tuesday by health agency, Lagos takes the lead with 435 infections, FCT 234, Oyo 103, and Plateau 86.

Other states with new infections were: Rivers-71, Enugu-51, Nasarawa-41, Delta-39, Edo-39, Osun-33, Niger-31, Sokoto-23, Ondo-16, Taraba-13, Ebonyi-12, Kano-10, Abia-9, Bayelsa-8, Bauchi-7, Imo-5, Katsina-3, and Gombe-1.

The NCDC disclosed that 1,083 additional patients had been discharged after they tested negative.

Meanwhile, the total number of recoveries and discharges has risen to 81,574.

According to the agency, a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, is coordinating response activities nationwide.

NAN reports that the country’s active cases stand at 19,654, while only two states – Kogi and Cross River – have no active cases of COVID-19 as of Jan. 12. (NAN)

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