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General News of Wednesday, 13 January 2021


Nigeria records 1,270 new coronavirus infections

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported that 1,270 new cases of the coronavirus pandemic have sprung up, bringing the total number of infections to 102,601.

The NCDC made the revelation on its official website on Tuesday, January 12, 2021.

The public health institute confirmed 12 new deaths in the past 24 hours, and this increases the nation’s death toll to 1,373.

The country has so far tested 1,033,858 people since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 was recorded in the country on February 27, 2020.

According to the agency, the new infections were reported from 21 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The breakdown released on Tuesday by the health agency showed Lagos takes the lead with 435 infections, FCT-234, Oyo-103 and Plateau-86.

Other states with new infections were Rivers-71, Enugu-51, Nasarawa-41, Delta-39, Edo-39, Osun-33, Niger-31, Sokoto-23, Ondo-16, Taraba-13, Ebonyi-12, Kano-10, Abia-9, Bayelsa-8, Bauchi-7, Imo-5, Katsina-3, and Gombe-1.

The NCDC disclosed that 1,083 additional patients had been discharged after they tested negative. Meanwhile, the total number of recoveries and discharges has risen to 81,574.

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