The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, on Thursday, 21st January 2021, announced that 1,964 new cases of the Covid-19 virus were recorded across 24 states in the country.
This represents the highest number of cases recorded in a single day. It also represents a 41.7% surge compared to 1,386 cases recorded on Wednesday, 2oth January 2021.
According to the NCDC, the cases were recorded across 24 states; Lagos State recorded the highest with 824 new cases, representing 41.9% of the total daily cases.
Others include: FCT (246), Plateau (166), Kaduna (128), Ogun (76), Nasarawa (74), Anambra (69), Edo (50), Rivers (45), Ondo (44), Niger (40), Oyo (38), Adamawa (35), Kano (31), Akwa Ibom (27), Gombe (19), Kwara (13).
What you should know
- A total of 29,076 cases of the disease has been recorded in 2021, compared to 19,980 cases recorded in December 2020.
- As of today, Nigeria records a fatality rate of 12.7 deaths per 1000 cases. This means that for every 1000 positive cases of covid-19 in Nigeria, 12 people died.
- Meanwhile, the Nigerian government has announced that the country expects to take delivery of its first set of Covid-19 vaccine doses in February, with health workers, vulnerable people and top government officials to be given priority as reported by Nairametrics earlier.
- The NCDC has carried out 1.23 million tests as of Thursday 21st January 2021.