Nigeria Records 1,133 New COVID-19 Cases, 5 Deaths

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The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced that Nigeria has recently recorded 1,133 new COVID-19 cases and 5 fatalities on the 23rd December, 2020 after carrying out a totally daily test of 5,258 samples across the country.

To date, 80,922 cases have been confirmed, 69,274 cases have been discharged and 1,236 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory. A total of 903,800 tests have been carried out as of December 23rd, 2020 compared to 893,590 tests a day earlier.

According to the NCDC, the 1,133 new cases were reported from 18 states- Lagos (397), FCT (357), Kaduna (81), Plateau (63), Katsina (46), Sokoto (32), Oyo (28), Ogun (21), Kano (19), Rivers (18), Osun (13), Edo (12), Niger (12), Bayelsa (11), Borno (11), Bauchi (8), Jigawa (2), and Ondo (2).

Meanwhile, the latest numbers bring Lagos state total confirmed cases to 27,488, followed by Abuja (10,479), Kaduna (4,709), Plateau (4,367), Oyo (3,821), Rivers (3,111), Edo (2,802), Ogun (2,410), Kano (2,100), Delta (1,843), Ondo (1,795), Katsina (1,488), Enugu (1,376), Kwara (1,328), Gombe (1,192), Ebonyi (1,091), Osun (992), Abia (983), Bauchi (912), and Borno (789).

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