21st December, 2021
After two days of respite, COVID-19 cases shot up in Lagos on Monday, with 844 cases reported out of the national total of 1368 cases.
The covid-19 positive tests in Lagos plummeted on Saturday and Sunday, only to rise again to move near the 906 logged last Friday.
Lagos now has cumulatively 84,410 cases, a third of the national total of 225,255.
Lagos also leads in active cases of over 3,500.
According to the NCDC update on Monday, the FCT Abuja recorded the highest number of cases at 209, to send its confirmed cases till date to 25,070.
NCDC report also includes:
▪️7 confirmed cases reported from Anambra state for the 19th December 2021
▪️26 confirmed cases reported from Kaduna state for the 19th (10) & 20th (16) December 2021
▪️11 discharged cases reported from Anambra state for 19th December 2021
▪️13 Discharged cases reported from FCT for 20th December 2021.
In a statement earlier that called for responsible celebration during the Yuletide season, the NCDC disclosed that Nigeria has recorded a 500% increase in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases over the past two weeks.
It blamed the high figure on Delta and Omicron variants.
“As of 19th December 2021, a total of 223,887 cases and 2985 deaths have been recorded in Nigeria across all 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
“The country is now in a fourth COVID-19 wave.
“The Federal Government of Nigeria, through the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, the Federal Ministry of Health, as well as NCDC and its partners, are therefore intensifying risk communication efforts to remind Nigerians of the risk we face and need to take collective responsibility to reduce transmission of the virus,” NCDC stated.
Here is a breakdown for Monday 20 December: