Nigeria registers over 700 new COVID-19 cases on Christmas day, total hits 82,747

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 712 new cases of COVID-19 on Christmas day, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 82,747.

The NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter handle on Friday.


“On the 25th of December 2020, 712 new confirmed cases and 4 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

“Till date, 82747 cases have been confirmed, 70239 cases have been discharged and 1246 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.


“The 712 new cases are reported from 20 states- Lagos (388), FCT (77), Kwara (39), Katsina (35), Bauchi (33), Plateau (22), Ogun (18), Akwa Ibom (16), Delta (13), Kaduna (12), Osun (12), Yobe (11), Sokoto (10), Kebbi (8), Enugu (6), Edo (5), Ondo (3), Niger (2), Kano (1), and Oyo (1),” the NCDC said.

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID -19 had on Thursday said that positive cases rose by 100 per cent in the last seven days.

It accused passengers arriving in the country of spreading the virus.

The PTF said in the past week, out of 20,208 inbound passengers, 270 tested positive.

It explained that only about 60 per cent of those due for testing presented themselves to be tested.

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