Covid-19 death toll in Nigeria hit 1,302 – NCDC

A total of 1,302 people have died from COVID-19 related complications in Nigeria, the Nigeria Centre For Disease Control has said.

NCDC announced this via its website on Sunday, where it also stated that Nigeria recorded 576 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday.

Data on the NCDC’s website showed that Nigeria has so far tested 952,975 persons since the first confirmed case of the COVID-19 was recorded in the country on February 27, 2020.

NCDC said, “On the 2nd of January 2021, 576 new confirmed cases and 8 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

“Till date, 89, 163 cases have been confirmed, 74, 789 cases have been discharged and 1302 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

“The 576 new cases are reported from 15 states- Lagos (277), FCT (90), Oyo (51), Nasarawa (49), Sokoto (23), Anambra (14), Bauchi (11), Imo (11), Kano (11), Edo (10), Plateau (10), Ogun (9), Osun (5), Jigawa (3), and Rivers (2).

“A multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, continues to coordinate the national response activities.”

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