COVID-19 Infections in Africa Drops By 20%

The overall cases of dreaded COVID-19 pandemic since its outbreak in Nigeria was confirmed to be 102,601 on Tuesday, January 12, 2021.

The figures were confirmed on the official website of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC today after it reported one-thousand two-hundred and seventy new cases of the novel virus.

The health agency revealed it has discharged 81,574 COVID-19 patients while 1,373 people have so far died of the same disease in the country.

Naija News understands that Lagos State was greatly affected with the pandemic with Plateau coming second, followed by Kaduna State which has just a close number with Plateau.

See below top five states with the highest cases of the dreaded virus in Nigeria as reported by the NCDC.

States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Cases (on admission) No. Discharged No. of Deaths
Lagos 37,310 7,470 29,584 256
FCT 13,807 5,867 7,830 110
Plateau 5,962 442 5,474 46
Kaduna 5,817 327 5,435 55
Oyo 4,426 718 3,654 54

Meanwhile, all academic activities at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in Kaduna State will resume on Monday, January 25th, 2021.

Naija News reports that the school management revealed this in a statement made available to newsmen by the ABU Director of Public Affairs, Mallam Auwal Umar.

Source: Naija News

By Okpara Kenneth

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