Nigeria records 1,867 COVID-19 infections, highest in a single day

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Dubai, Adamawa COVID-19

Nigeria has on Friday recorded the highest COVID-19 infections in a single with 1,867 new infections across 23 states and the federal capital territory.

Details provided by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for January 15, 2021 revealed that the total number of infections stand at 94,369.

Meanwhile, as the country battles the recent spike in new cases amid a second wave of COVID infections, between January 6 and January 15, almost 13,000 samples have been confirmed positive for the coronavirus.

Lagos topped the list of states with positive samples on Friday with 713 new cases, followed by Plateau (273), FCT (199), and Kaduna (117).

Borno, Zamfara, and Jigawa had the least figure of new cases with six, two, and one positive sample, respectively.

However, 705 new recoveries were recorded, while eight persons were confirmed to have died of COVID-19 complications on Friday — the new recoveries included 277 patients from Lagos, 150 in Kaduna, and 78 in Plateau.

Out of a total of 107,345 cases now confirmed across the 36 states and the FCT, 1,413 deaths and 84,535 recoveries have been recorded.

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