COVID-19: Nigeria records 11 deaths and 1031 new infections

Nigeria to start a new year with second wave of COVID-19 as more than 1,000 positive cases of the deadly virus were recorded and confirmed on December 31.

This was disclosed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in its daily update for Thursday, December 31.

According to the centre, 1031 new coronavirus infections and 11 fatalities were confirmed on Thursday.

This is the second consecutive day that the country will confirm 11 deaths and over 1,000 new infections.

The agency confirmed the new cases in 15 states and the federal capital territory (FCT).

Lagos had the highest figure with 570 new positive samples, followed by FCT with 117, and Kaduna with 109.

With the new figure, Nigeria has confirmed over 2,500 positive samples within the past 72 hours — 25 deaths have also been confirmed within the same three-day period.

Meanwhile, out of the 391 recoveries recorded on Thursday, NCDC confirmed that 53 were from Lagos.

The number of current active cases currently stands at 12,640.

Out of 87,510 cases now confirmed across the 36 states and the FCT, 1,289 deaths and 73,713 recoveries have been recorded.

Lagos has now exceeded 30,000 confirmed cases and has recorded the most infections in Nigeria, followed by FCT with 11,705, and Kaduna with 5,236.

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