NCDC Confirms 356 New Cases, 180 Recoveries, 6 Deaths


NCDC Confirms 356 New Cases, 180 Recoveries, 6 DeathsNigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday, December 22 announced 356 new coronavirus cases, 180 successfully treated patients and 6 deaths in the last 24 hours.

The health agency made the announcement via its Twitter page with the new cases recorded in 14 states and Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The breakdown of the new cases are as follows; FCT-79, Lagos-59, Kaduna-56, Katsina-37, Nasarawa-30, Kano-25, Edo-18, Gombe-14, Kebbi-12, Akwa Ibom-7, Rivers-7, Sokoto-7, Abia-3, Ogun-1 and Cross River -1.

With the new toll, the total number of cases in the country has now increased from 78,434 to 78,790 while figures of discharged patients moved from 68,303 to 68,483.

A total of 1,227 deaths have now been recorded thus far in Africa’s most populous country as 6 new deaths was reported in the last 24 hours.

Also, Nigeria has so far tested over 800,000 of its 200 million population for the virus.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved fresh measures to curtail the spread of coronavirus in the country amid reports of the emergence of second wave of the virus.

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Some of the measures include the closure of all versed nightclubs and restuarants as well as restriction of guests at weddings, conferences, and sporting activities among others to 50 persons.

This was announced by Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, at a press briefing of the task force in Abuja on Monday.

In line with President Buhari’s authorisation, the Presidential Task Force expressed that the new restrictions would be implemented over the next five weeks.

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