Nigeria registers 1,544 new COVID-19 cases as it closes on 100,000 mark

As the second wave of COVID-19 continues to hit harder, Nigeria closes in on 100,000 mark with new daily figures of 1,544 recorded.

Lagos State still tops the chart with 739 new cases recorded, with Plateau and Abuja coming distant second and third with 168 and 153 new cases respectively.

The cases seem not to be slowing down despite warnings from authorities.

On the 8th of January 2021, 1544 new confirmed cases and 12 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

“Till date, 97478 cases have been confirmed, 78552 cases have been discharged and 1342 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

The 1544 new cases are reported from 21 states- Lagos (739), Plateau (168), FCT (153), Oyo (91), Nasarawa (90), Rivers (80), Kaduna (35), Edo (33), Kano (29), Ogun (21), Delta (19), Sokoto (16), Akwa Ibom (11), Ebonyi (11), Enugu (10), Osun (10), Niger (9), Bauchi (8), Kebbi (8), Katsina (2), and Taraba (1),” the NCDC said.

Meanwhile, the Federal Government has hinted on the possibility of a lockdown if the numbers continue to skyrocket.

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