End to the deadly COVID-19 disease is not on sight following increased recorded cases of the virus in the country on daily basis.
According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, On January 6, 2020, Nigeria recorded 1,664 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total infections to 94,369.
The center yesterday stated this on its website, adding that the daily increase was a new record and considerably higher than Tuesday’s 1,354 confirmed cases.
It said that 22 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), recorded the new infections even as Lagos State has the highest number of cases with 642, while the FCT, recorded 407 new cases and Plateau recorded 160 new cases.
Adding that Kaduna State recorded 83 new infections while Rivers State recorded 62. Others state are Adamawa-47, Nasarawa-38, Abia-29, Edo-28, Anambra-27, Niger-24, Ogun-24, Imo-15, Oyo-14, Kano-12, Osun-12, Borno-nine, Delta-seven, Enugu-seven, Bauchi-five, Ekiti-five, Sokoto-five and Jigawa-two.
NCDC also said that Nigeria recorded 77,299 recoveries and 1,318 fatalities, adding that there are now 14,990 active COVID-19 cases.
The center, said that in the last 24 hours, 903 recoveries were recorded, while discharges included 388 community recoveries in Lagos State, 261 in Kaduna State, 87 in Plateau State and 20 in Imo managed in line with its guidelines.
The agency has said that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre, activated at Level III, is coordinating response activities nationwide.
From February 27, 2020 till date, only 980,046 samples of suspected infected people had been tested in a population of more than 200 million people.