Nigeria records one casualty as infection toll rises to 251,930


Nigeria on Friday recorded 236 fresh infections reported across 11 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

According to the Nigeria Centre fir Disease Control,NCDC, the latest figure of confirmed cases has increased Nigeria’s infection toll to 251,930, including currently active cases of 22,900.

The centre also noted that the latest figure included backlogs of confirmed cases from Lagos State and the FCT with 90 and 21 respectively for January 20 and 21, 2022.

The breakdown of the NCDC data revealed that Gombe State reported 66 cases, coming after Lagos State with 90 and ahead of FCT with 29 cases.

The data also shows that Delta State reported 12 cases, and followed by Kaduna and Osun states with 11 and 10 cases respectively.

While Kano and Rivers states reported eight and seven cases respectively, the trio of Ekiti, Nasarawa and Oyo states reported no single case.

The NCDC also noted that four states: Bauchi, Ogun, Ondo and Sokoto reported that they recorded no cases on Friday.

Meanwhile, the NCDC one death was recorded raising the country’s fatality toll from the disease to 3,124.

It added that a total of 225,906 have been successfully treated and discharged, as the FCT reported 322 discharged cases, including 322 community discharges for January 20 and 21, 2022

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