791 fresh COVID-19 cases, eight deaths hit Nigeria



The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has reported 791 fresh cases of COVID-19 and eight new deaths for Nigeria.

This represents a decrease when compared with the 856 cases reported on Wednesday.

Figures released by the centre late Thursday night showed that Lagos recorded 523 fresh cases to top the chat, with the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja coming second with 84 cases.

The new figures have pushed the total confirm COVID-19 cases in Nigeria to 246,195.

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According to the NCDC, “On the 6th of January 2022, 791 new confirmed cases and 8 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

“Till date, 246,195 cases have been confirmed, 217509 cases have been discharged and 3066 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory

“The 791 new cases are reported from 14 States- Lagos (523), FCT (84), Oyo (48), Ondo (35), Kano (22), Borno (16), Delta (15), Edo (15), Ogun (9), Jigawa (7), Bauchi (6), Plateau (5), Rivers (4) and Bayelsa (2)

“A multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 2, continues to coordinate the national response activities.”

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