– The number of fresh coronavirus cases being recorded is not encouraging amid the fear of a second wave of the virus

– NCDC on Boxing Day confirmed 829 new cases of the virus in Nigeria

– Lagos state tops the list of the cases while it was followed by the FCT

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Nigeria has recorded 829 fresh cases of the novel coronavirus pandemic as Lagos state and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) maintain their leads among other states of the federation.

Legit.ng reports that the news was broken on the night of Saturday, December 26, by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

Lagos state tops the list of the cases with 296 while it was followed by the FCT which recorded 291.

COVID-19: Nigeria records 829 new cases of coronavirus, 1 death

Nigeria records 829 new cases of coronavirus as death toll rises to 1,247.
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Kaduna and Rivers states recorded 79 and 40 cases respectively while Kano state also has its share of 35 while it was followed by Nasarawa with 25 cases.

The NCDC disclosed that the new cases were found in 15 states, with Lagos recording the highest number of infections.

Below are the states with the new cases:













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The NCDC says that the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria now stands at 83,576 A total number of 70,495 cases have been discharged while 1,247 deaths have been recorded.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that no fewer than 20 medical doctors died of COVID-19 in the last one week.

This sad news was broken by the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA). The NMA chairman in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Enema Amodu, disclosed this known at a briefing on Friday, December 25, in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

Hee noted that the late medical doctors contracted the disease in the course of treating infected patients who failed to disclose their true health status.

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