Nigeria Records 501 New COVID-19 Cases, 3 Deaths

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On the 20th of December 2020, 501 new confirmed cases and 3 deaths were recorded in Nigeria, having carried out a total daily test of 5,258 samples across the country.

To date, 78,434 cases have been confirmed, 68,303 cases have been discharged and 1,221 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory. A total of 874,617 tests have been carried out as of December 20th, 2020 compared to 869,362 tests a day earlier.

COVID-19 Case Updates- 20th December 2020,
Total Number of Cases – 78,434
Total Number Discharged – 68,303
Total Deaths – 1,221
Total Tests Carried out – 874, 617


According to the NCDC, the 501 new cases were reported from 15 states- Lagos (218), FCT (112), Kaduna (53), Plateau (24), Katsina (21), Kano (16), Yobe (14), Ondo (10), Ogun (9), Edo (7), Bayelsa (5), Rivers (4), Borno (4), Osun (2), and Ekiti (2).

Meanwhile, the latest numbers bring Lagos state total confirmed cases to 26,708, followed by Abuja (9,627), Kaduna (4,504), Plateau (4,262), Oyo (3,788), Rivers (3,279), Edo (2,768), Ogun (2,382), Kano (2,032), Delta (1,843), Ondo (1,793), Katsina (1,405), Enugu (1,376), Kwara (1,296), Gombe (1,164), Ebonyi (1,091), Abia (980), Osun (979), Bauchi (897), and Borno (774).

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