Second wave: Nigeria set another record, registers 1664 new COVID-19 cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, on Wednesday, 6th January 2021, announced that 1,664 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 and 5 deaths were recorded in Nigeria, taking the total tally to 94,369 confirmed cases and 1,324 recorded deaths since the outbreak.

This represents the highest number of daily cases recorded since the outbreak of the pandemic, a 22.9% increase compared to 1,354 cases recorded the previous day and 38.2% compared to 1,204 recorded on Monday.

Second wave

Since December 2020, Nigeria has continued to record significant increases in the number of new cases of the pandemic, which has pushed Nigeria into the second wave of the pandemic.

So far in January, the average monthly cases jumped by 76% from an average of 645 cases recorded in December 2020 to 1,132 average cases in January.

It also represents 621.6% increase compared to the average of 157 cases recorded in November 2020.

According to data from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, a total 980,046 tests have been carried out.


It said that 22 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) recorded the new infections with Lagos having the highest number of cases with 642.

The FCT, the centre said recorded 407 new cases while Plateau recorded 160 new cases.

Also, it said 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.

The centre also said that Nigeria recorded 77,299 recoveries and 1,318 fatalities.

The NCDC said that there are now 14,990 active COVID-19 cases.

The centre, however, said that in the last 24 hours, 903 recoveries were recorded.

It noted that the 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 NCDC also said that Nigeria recorded five deaths in the past 24 hours.

The agency has said that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre, activated at Level III, is coordinating response activities nationwide.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that from Feb. 27, 2020, till date, only 980,046 samples of suspected infected people had been tested in a population of more than 200 million people.

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