21 died of COVID-19 on Christmas Day in Nigeria – NCDC

No fewer than 21 people died of coronavirus on December 25, Christmas Day, in Nigeria, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has said.

NCDC made this known in its daily update released early Sunday.

Data from NCDC also showed that total COVID-19 deaths in the country has risen to 3,014.

The centre also announced 1,305 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, with Lagos having 705 fresh cases.

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The new infections bring the total number od COVID-19 cases recorded in Nigeria to 236,014.

NCDC said, “On the 25th of December 2021, 1305 new confirmed cases and 21 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

“Till date, 236014 cases have been confirmed, 212357 cases have been discharged and 3014 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

“The 1305 new cases are reported from 14 states – Lagos (705), Oyo (234), Ondo (88), Kaduna (79), Rivers (78), Ogun (30), Anambra (25), Kano (24), Enugu (12), Ekiti (11), Jigawa (6), Osun (6), Plateau (6) and Zamfara (1).

“A multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre, activated at Level 2, continues to coordinate the national response activities.”

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