NCDC Announces 796 New COVID-19 Cases – Highest Daily Caseload Ever Recorded
NCDC made the announcement via its official twitter handle with the cases detected in 15 states and FCT, raising serious concerns about the emergence of a second wave of infection.
The new development comes almost six months after the country recorded its previous highest count — Nigeria recorded 790 positive cases on July 1.
The breakdown of the new cases is as follows; FCT-258, Lagos-248, Kaduna-117, Katsina-52, Ogun-27, Kwara-23, Gombe-22, Adamawa-17, Plateau-15, Kano-6, Rivers-2, Ondo-2, Ekiti-2
Nasarawa-2, Sokoto-2 and Taraba-1.
796 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
1,190 deaths pic.twitter.com/TXvJqfOut6
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) December 11, 2020
It would be recalled that on Thursday, Nigeria recorded 71,344 coronavirus cases, 65,475 discharged and 1,190 deaths.
With the newly recorded toll, there are now 72,140 total cases, 65,772 discharged and 1,190 fatalities across the country.
Also, Nigeria has so far tested over 800,000 of its 200 million population for the virus.
Meanwhile, federal government has said that it has initiated a move to receive 20 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine in early 2021.
Faisal Shuaib, executive secretary of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency made this known at the presidential task force on COVID-19 media briefing in Abuja on Thursday December 10.
He noted that this is because Nigeria is a member of COVAX, an international coalition under the WHO umbrella which works with governments and manufacturers to ensure COVID-19 vaccines are available worldwide to both higher-income and lower-income countries.
Shuaib further revealed that upon arrival, the COVID-19 vaccines will first be given to workers in the health sector and vulnerable citizens.