Nigeria sees 1,430 new instances, three extra deaths from COVID-19

Nigeria confirmed 1,430 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 122,996, according to health officials.

Three people died from the disease in the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to a total of 1,507.

This comes from an update by the Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday evening.

The last week has been one of the worst in the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.

According to a PREMIUM TIMES review of data provided by the NCDC, 11,659 people tested positive for the virus in the past week (Jan. 17-23), up 18 percent from the previous week’s record of 9,880. This despite the fact that more tests were carried out in the previous week than last week.


The three deaths on Monday showed a significant decrease from the average daily deaths for the past week.

Last week, Nigeria reported 82 deaths, an average of 11 deaths per day, an increase of 14 percent from the previous week’s record.

There have been over 200 deaths in the past four weeks.

Although over 10,000 COVID-19 patients recovered and discharged from isolation centers across Nigeria last week, the number of patients admitted increased with over 23,000 patients still being treated.

Of the more than 122,000 new cases across the country, a total of 98,359 patients have recovered.


The 1,430 new cases were reported from 19 states – Lagos (744), Plateau (100), Oyo (77), FCT (75), Nasarawa (74), Katsina (48), Edo (42), Kano (41), Enugu (37), Rivers (34), Ogun (33), Kwara (32), Niger (28), Ebonyi (27), Kaduna (26), Borno (12), Yobe (10), Ekiti (5), and Gombe (1).

Lagos led on Monday with 744 new cases, followed by Plateau State with 100 new infections.

To date, Nigeria has performed over 1.2 million COVID-19 tests.

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