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COVID-19 cases soar in Nigeria, as infections in Lagos near 1,000

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COVID-19 cases soar in Nigeria on Friday, with infections in Lagos nearing the 1,000 mark, according to report from the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC.FILE - A security officer denies unvaccinated workers entry into offices at the State Secretariat in Abuja, Nigeria, on December 1, 2021.© KOLA SULAIMON/AFP via Getty Images FILE – A security officer denies unvaccinated workers entry into offices at the State Secretariat in Abuja, Nigeria, on December 1, 2021.

Figures from the centre late Friday night showed that the nation reported fresh 1,584 cases of COVID-19, which is far higher than the 1,051 cases posted the previous day.

Of these figures, Lagos, as the epicentre, recorded 906 cases, up from the 599 cases it reported on Thursday.

The Federal Capital Territory, FCT, and Rivers raked in 258 and 217 cases respectively for the second and third positions.

Cases also shoot up in Edo and Oyo, which recorded 85 and 50 cases respectively.

With the reported 1,584 cases, total confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria has reached 222,655, with 211,373 survivors discharged.

One death was reported on Friday, taking the total deaths so far to 2,984.

See figures below

Lagos-906

FCT-258

Rivers-217

Edo-85

Oyo-50

Ogun-16

Ondo-14

Bayelsa-12

Osun-10

Bauchi-9

Kano-7

222,655 confirmed

211,373 discharged

2,984 deaths AdChoices

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