Nigeria on Thursday recorded a total of 1,145 new cases of COVID-19, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said on its verified website and Twitter handle.
The figure now becomes the highest ever infection recorded in one day since NCDC started taking a record of confirmed cases in March.
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According to the NCDC, total COVID-19 cases in Nigeria now totals up to 76,207 cases. While 67,110 cases have been discharged, the country has recorded 1201 deaths across the 36 states and Federal Capital Territory.
The 1,145 new cases were reported from 24 states, including Lagos (459), FCT (145), Kaduna (138), Plateau (80), Katsina (70), Gombe (52), Niger (31), Kano (23), Bayelsa (21), Bauchi (18), Ondo (18), Rivers (17), Ogun (12), Oyo (12), Edo (8), Nasarawa (8), Ebonyi (7), Osun (6), Ekiti (5), Kebbi (5), Borno (4), Jigawa (3), Akwa Ibom (2), and Anambra (1).
1,145 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) December 17, 2020
Earlier on Thursday, the Presidential Task Force officially declared a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
The PTF added that it will begin to review the further reopening of the nation’s economy.
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