The Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 1,544 new Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in the country.
The NCDC, on its website verified Friday, also confirmed 12 additional deaths from coronavirus.
Remember that daily new infections in the country accelerated to a record of more than 1,500 cases for the third time, bringing the total to 97,478.
There is now an increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases across the country similar to the second wave of infections occurring in other countries.
The NCDC said the new infections were from 20 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
He said that Lagos state reported 739 new cases, followed by Plateau with 168 cases and FCT with 153 cases, Oyo (91), Nasarawa (90), Rivers (80), Kaduna (35) and Edo (33).
Kano (29), Ogun (21), Delta (19), Sokoto (16), Akwa Ibom (11), Ebonyi (11), Enugu (10), Osun (10), Niger (9), Bauchi (8) , Kebbi (8), Katsina (2) and Taraba (1).
The agency, however, noted that 570 patients were discharged from isolation centers across the country on Friday, including 264 and 147 community recoveries in Lagos and Plateau states.
A national multisectoral Emergency Operations Center (EOC) activated at Level 3 is coordinating response activities across the country.
NAN recalls that since the first case of coronavirus was reported in the country, 1,011,584 people have been tested, of which 97,478 tested positive.
Currently, the country’s active cases are 17,584, while only two states, Kogi and Cross River, had no active cases of the infection as of January 8.
Lagos, Kaduna and the FCT have emerged as the new epicenters during this period, with more than 70 percent of all confirmed cases.
Nigeria, meanwhile, has mandated that, starting on January 11, travelers must take a COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test no more than four days, as well as show proof of payment for the test. post-arrival before boarding.