Second Wave: Nigeria Records Highest Daily COVID-19 Figure
Nigeria has recorded the highest cases ever in one day since the virus was first reported in the country.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday night, recorded 1,664 new infections of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country.
The NCDC confirmed this on its verified Twitter account.
Five deaths were also recorded in Nigeria.
The figure was the highest ever recorded in one day since the virus was first reported in the country.
The latest figure surpassed the 1,354 cases recorded across the country on Tuesday, confirming that Nigeria is experiencing a second wave of coronavirus.
The NCDC stated that the new infections bring the country’s total to 94,369.
NCDC tweeted: ''On the 5th of January 2021, 1354 new confirmed cases and 1 death was recorded in Nigeria.
''Till date, 92705 cases have been confirmed, 76396 cases have been discharged and 1319 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
1664 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;— NCDC (@NCDCgov) January 6, 2021
The 1354 new cases are reported from 21 states- Lagos (712), FCT (145), Plateau (117), Kwara (81), Kaduna (54), Sokoto (39), Oyo(38), Rivers (37), Gombe (21), Enugu (20), Akwa Ibom (16), Bauchi (14), Delta (14), Ebonyi (13), Anambra (9), Taraba (8), Edo (8), Kano (3), Osun (2), Ekiti (2) and Ogun (1).