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“459 In Lagos, 145 In Abuja” – Nigeria Records 1145 New Coronavirus Cases As Total Hits 76207

Nigeria has confirmed the highest number of infection ever recorded in one day since COVID-19 recordkeeping commenced in March.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 1,145 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 76,207.

"459 In Lagos, 145 In Abuja" -  Nigeria Records 1145 New Coronavirus Cases As Total Hits 76207 1

The NCDC made this known on Thursday night via its official Twitter handle, where it disclosed that the new cases were recorded in 22 states including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The new confirmed 1,145 cases was the highest number of infection ever recorded in one day since COVID-19 recordkeeping commenced in March.

“On the 17th of December 2020, 1,145 new confirmed cases and 1 death was recorded in Nigeria,” NCDC said.

“The 930 new cases are reported from 22 states- Lagos (279), FCT (179), Plateau (62), Kaduna (54), Kano (52), Katsina (52), Imo (42), Jigawa (42), Rivers (38), Kwara (30), Nasarawa (19), Yobe (15), Ogun (13), Borno (10), Oyo (9), Niger (9), Ebonyi (6), Bauchi (6), Edo (5), Taraba (4), Sokoto (2) and Cross River (2).

“Till date, 76,207 cases have been confirmed, 67,110 cases have been discharged and 1,201 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.”

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See the breakdown of cases by state below;

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