Nigeria’s Coronavirus cases dropped to 712 on Friday, 25 December 2020 against over 1,000 recorded in the last three days. This is according to the Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC).
The development brought the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country to 82,747, which included 70,239 discharged cases and 1,246 deaths.
According to NCDC, four additional deaths were recorded from COVID-19 complications with 588 new recoveries.
- “Our discharges today include 248 community recoveries in Lagos State and 136 community recoveries in Kaduna State managed in line with guidelines. The new infections were confirmed in 19 states and the Federal Capital Territory. More than half of the new infections – 388 were found in Lagos, a major financial centre in West Africa and the economic hub of the country, and the epicentre of the disease with nearly 28,192.”
- Records from other states indicate: FCT-77, Kwara-39, Katsina-35, Bauchi-33, Plateau-22, Ogun-18, Akwa Ibom-16, Delta-13, Kaduna-12 and Osun-12.
- Others are Yobe-11, Sokoto-10, Kebbi-8, Enugu-6, Edo-5, Ondo-3, Niger-2, Kano-1 and Oyo-1.
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the African continent reached 2,597,090 as of Friday afternoon, according to the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC).
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In a statement, the agency said that the death toll related to the pandemic stood at 61,432 while a total of 2,177,981 people infected with COVID-19 have recovered across the continent.
What you should know
- The most affected African countries in terms of the number of positive cases include South Africa, Morocco, Egypt, and Tunisia, figures from the Africa CDC showed.
- South Africa currently has the most COVID-19 cases, which hit 968,563.
- Morocco comes next with 425,864 confirmed COVID-19 cases, followed by Egypt with 128,993 confirmed cases and Tunisia with 126,752 confirmed cases.