1st January, 2021
By Kazeem Ugbodaga
Lagos State entered 2021 with rising COVID-19 cases, posting 570 new infections on Thursday, setting a new national record in daily infections.
According to the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, Nigeria posted 1,031 fresh cases of the virus.
Lagos shattered its former record set on 18 December, 2020, when it reported 459 cases.
Nigeria’s 1,031 new cases are higher than the figures recorded on Wednesday, which stood at 1,016 cases.
Like on Wednesday, 11 deaths were recorded on Thursday.
Lagos also led in the new fatalities, recording six out of the 11.
Edo recorded two deaths, putting its death toll at 117, the second highest after Lagos with 247.
Kano’s death toll went up to 65 with two new deaths.
Plateau also saw its death increased to 43 after another death.
With this, 1,289 Nigerians have died from the virus so far, from 87,510 confirmed infections.
A total of 73,713 people survived.
In Thursday’s daily report, the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja reported 117 new cases to come second, while Kaduna posted 109 new cases to come third.
New infections were reported in 15 States in the country and Abuja.
See figures below