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Health News of Wednesday, 12 January 2022


Coronavirus: Nigeria records one death, 422 infections Tuesday

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The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported one death and 422 new cases of the novel coronavirus in 14 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The latest statistics released by the health agency show a rise in Nigeria's infection toll which currently stands at 249,154, while the fatality toll now stands at 3,086.

The data also shows that a total of 220,195 people have been successfully treated and discharged in Nigeria, while 25,873 people are still down with the virus.

According to the data, Rivers State topped in the infection log with 178 cases while Kwara followed closely with 87 cases.

The FCT recorded 57 cases; Borno, 20; Kaduna, 17; Plateau,14; while Katsina reported 12 cases, Premium Times reports.

The trio of Delta, Edo and Jigawa States reported six cases each while Anambra, Ekiti and Oyo states also reported five cases each.

While Ogun State reported three cases, Nasarawa recorded a single case.

The NCDC noted that the trio of Abia, Sokoto and Zamfara States reported that they recorded no cases on Tuesday.

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