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COVID-19: NCDC records 1,617 new infections, 14 more deaths in Nigeria

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The Nigerian Center for Disease Control registered 1,617 new cases of CoronaVirus disease (COVID-19) in the country.

The NCDC revealed this on its official website. Monday.

Recall that the country has so far tested 1,172,234 people since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 was registered on February 27, 2020 in the country.

The Institute of Public Health also reported 14 additional deaths, bringing the total number of victims from the virus to 1,449.

He said that to date, the country had registered 112,004 COVID-19 infections with 89,939 cases successfully treated and discharged from the country.

The NCDC said the 1,617 new cases were reported in 17 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in the past 24 hours.

The agency said nearly 50 percent of the new cases recorded Monday were from Lagos, with 776 infections.

Other states with new cases were Kaduna-147, Kwara-131, FCT-102, Plateau-78, Edo-59, Ogun-53, Osun-45, Rivers-37, Taraba-36 Nasarawa-34, Adamawa-33, Kano -26, Delta-20, Ebonyi-16, Bayelsa-11, Gombe-11 and Borno-2.

NCDC said 622 more patients were discharged after testing negative for coronavirus across the country in the past 24 hours.

The health agency said the discharges included 289 community recoveries in Lagos state managed according to current guidelines.

He said a multisectoral national Emergency Operations Center (EOC), activated at Level 3, was coordinating response activities across the country.

The country has seen an increase in new cases since the Federal Government announced a second wave of the pandemic in December 2020.

The snapshot of the country as of January 17 was Cases: 110,387, Active cases: 22,156 20.34 percent, Graduates: 89,317 78.36%, Deaths: 1,435 1.30% and Tests: 1,172,234, all distributed by the 36 states and the FCT.

In the second week of 2021, the statistics revealed the following: Cases: 10,300, Deaths: 77 and active cases 19,635.

All of these numbers represented increases compared to the numbers from week one, 2021.

In addition, one in five people tested in the country during the past week was positive.

Despite the sudden increase, schools reopened in most states of the country under the direction of the Federal Government,

While critics have criticized the reopening, the government says the return to classrooms must be done in accordance with COVID-19 regulations, such as social distancing and the use of face masks.

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