The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 675 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 71,344. The NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter handle on Thursday.
“On the 10th of December 2020, 675 new confirmed cases and 6 deaths was recorded in Nigeria.
“Till date, 71,344 cases have been confirmed, 65,474 cases have been discharged and 1,190 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
“The 675 new cases are reported from 16 states- FCT (183), Lagos (128), Kaduna (85), Kwara (57), Katsina (50), Plateau (42), Rivers (39), Kano (33), Ondo (21), Ogun (17), Bauchi (10), Sokoto (5), Edo (2), Ekiti (1), Bayelsa (1), and Delta(1),” the NCDC said.
Nigeria may be on the verge of a second wave of the Covid-19 infections as the country expects to roll out a vaccine by April next year.
NiGeria’s Health Minister, Osagie Ehanire while speaking at a news conference in the capital Abuja, said 1,843 cases were recorded last week compared with 1,235 two weeks before that.
Ehanire, in a weekly briefing by Nigeria’s virus task force, said the rise in cases was mostly driven by an increase in infections within communities and, to a lesser extent, by travellers entering Nigeria.