18th January, 2022
By Abujah Racheal
Nigeria recorded seven additional deaths and 249 new cases of COVID-19 across 14 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Monday.
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said the new infections bring the total number of COVID-19 cases recorded in the country to 251,178 as at Monday, while the fatality toll now stands at 3,110.
Monday’s number include backlog of cases from Adamawa, Taraba and Niger state.
About 23,439 Nigerians are down with the virus nationwide while the number of discharged cases increased to 224,629, including a backlog of community discharges.
NCDC further noted that Taraba accounted for one of the seven fatalities from COVID-19 and a backlog of 36 discharged cases for Jan. 12.
It added that the FCT and Imo reported a backlog of 214 and 12 discharges respectively, for January 17, 2022, while Adamawa reported five discharges for Jan. 13, 2022.
Lagos State, the country’s epicenter of the virus, topped the infection chart with 59 cases, followed by Adamawa with a backlog of 46 cases and Imo with 37 cases.
However, the FCT reported 30 cases; Kwara, 14; Rivers, 13; Kaduna-10; while Taraba reported a backlog of nine cases for Jan. 12.
Others are Cross River eight cases, followed by Bauchi and Niger states with seven and five cases respectively.
While Delta and Ogun reported four cases of COVID-19 each, Nasarawa and Kano states reported two and a single case respectively.
Meanwhile, it noted that three states: Plateau, Ondo, and Osun, logged in no cases on Monday.