The amount of new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria was a little shy of 2000 cases on Thursday 21 January according to the daily COVID-19 report by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) as the nation reported its highest ever positive cases in a single day.
1964 new cases on Thursday were confirmed according to NCDC .
The 1867 confirmed cases on 15 January was Nigeria’s previous highest cases recorded in a day but the record has been broken with Thursday’s infections.
Lagos almost had half of the total 1964 cases with the state having a staggering 824 new cases.
Lagos State has been the epicentre of COVID-19 in Nigeria with the state having a total of 43,251 cases since the outbreak of the virus in the country.
The Federal Capital Territory came second at a distance with 246 cases.
FCT has had 15,271 total cases since the outbreak of the virus.
Plateau posted 166 cases, far more than the 62 cases raked in the previous day, while Kaduna, with 128 cases, also reported a rise from the 114 cases ramp up on Wednesday.
Others are: Ogun-76, Nasarawa-74, Anambra-69, Edo-50, Rivers-45, Ondo-44, Niger-40, Oyo-38, Adamawa-35, Kano-31, Akwa Ibom-27, Gombe-19, Kwara-13, Ekiti-12, Delta-6, Kebbi-6, Bauchi-5, Ebonyi-4, Osun-3 and Zamfara-1.
1964 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;— NCDC (@NCDCgov) January 21, 2021
There were 989 recoveries for the day
‘Our discharges today include 798 community recoveries in Lagos State and 191 community recoveries in Ondo State managed in line with guidelines‘, NCDC said.
Seven deaths were reported on Thursday, taking the nation’s total COVID-19 deaths to 1,485.
Four of the deaths occurred in Lagos, while Kano, Ondo and Gombe reported one death each.
Total confirmed COVID-19 cases now stand at 116,655, with 93,646 recoveries recorded so far.