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COVID-19: Lagos ranks higher as NCDC reports 612 new cases on Saturday

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Saturday reported that Nigeria has 612 new COVID-19 cases with Lagos having the highest record.

The NCDC announced the new cases in an update posted late Friday night on its official Facebook page. The new cases were reported in seven states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Lagos State, the epicentre of the disease in Nigeria, is reported to have more than half of the new infections with 483 cases. This means in the last three days, Lagos has reported over 1,500 confirmed cases.

With a population of about 20 million, Lagos since the outbreak of the disease in 2020 has maintained the status of COVID-19 epicentre in Nigeria. So far, data on the NCDC website shows that Lagos has recorded a total of 79,775 cases and 754 deaths.

In spite of the state’s governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, suggesting that the state is experiencing the fourth wave of the epidemic, the NCDC hasn’t yet stated its position.

Nonetheless, the NCDC update indicates that the number of cases in the country has now risen to 217,063, while the toll of fatalities still stands at 2,981, as no deaths were reported on Saturday.

The NCDC noted that the discharged cases now stands at 207,703, as Bauchi State reported a backlog of 38 discharges for December 10.

The NCDC data breakdown shows that the FCT and Rivers State reported 49 and 38 cases to rank second and third on the list respectively.

Oyo State reported 31 cases, followed by Delta State with five cases.

While Ekiti State recorded four cases, Bauchi and Jigawa states reported one each.

The centre also noted that five states: Plateau, Ondo, Ogun, Osun and Sokoto reported that they recorded no cases on Saturday.

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