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Health News of Monday, 3 January 2022


Nigeria records 536 new coronavirus cases, two deaths

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has disclosed that the country recorded 536 new cases of coronavirus as at midnight Saturday, January 1.

The centre also revealed that two persons died from the virus within the same period.

In an update posted on its website on Sunday, January 2, the NCDC stated: “On Friday, December 31, 2021, 536 new confirmed cases and two death were recorded in Nigeria.”

The report stated that till date, 242,877 cases have been confirmed, while 214,778 cases have been discharged and 3033 deaths recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

The 536 new cases were reported in 13 States and the breakdown was: Lagos (259), Rivers (90), Oyo (46), Edo (43), Kaduna (29), FCT (25), Cross River (12), Nasarawa (10), Osun (6), Gombe (5), Kano (5), Ogun (5), and Jigawa (1)

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