Nigeria records 432 new COVID-19 cases, total now 249,586

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Wednesday, announced that the country has recorded 432 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of infections in Nigeria to 249,586.

The NCDC disclosed this on its official Facebook handle.

“432 new cases of COVID19Nigeria; Lagos-163, Rivers-109, Imo-27, Edo-16, Kaduna-15,Kwara-14, FCT-13, Oyo-13, Kano-12, Akwa Ibom-10, Delta-10, Bauchi-9, Jigawa-9, Ekiti-8, Borno-4.

“249,586 confirmed, 220,839 discharged , 3,092 deaths.

“Today’s report includes:
▪️163 cases reported from Lagos state for 11th (10) and 12th (153) January.
▪️10 cases reported from Akwa Ibom state for 10th (7) and 11th (3) January.
▪️0 cases reported from Ogun, Osun, Ondo, Plateau, Sokoto States.


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Nigeria records 432 new COVID-19 cases, total now 249,586

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