Nigeria records 1,149 new COVID-19 cases, highest in 2021





The Nigeria Center for Disease Control, NCDC has confirmed 1,149 cases of COVID-19 in sixteen states across the country.



The CD revealed this on Thursday morning via a post on its verified Facebook page.


According to the revelation, Lagos State, came top with 680 fresh cases followed by Rivers with 157 infections.


Following this development the country has also recorded seven deaths in the last 36 hours bringing the total fatalities so far to 2,236.



Since the outbreak of the disease in Nigeria in 2020, Nigeria had recorded 184,593 while 167,738 have been successfully treated.


Inspite of this, the Federal Government had said that there would not be any fresh lockdown, saying that the country was not at a level where another national lockdown will be considered, despite the presence of the Delta variant of COVID-19 in the country.

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