The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, disclosed that Nigeria reported 1,145 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, December 17, 2020.
The figure was the highest ever infection recorded in one day since recordkeeping commenced in March.
According to the NCDC, total COVID-19 cases in Nigeria now sums up to 76,207 cases. While 67,110 cases have been discharged, the country has recorded 1201 deaths across the 36 states and Federal Capital Territory.
The 1,145 new cases were reported from 24 states, including Lagos (459), FCT (145), Kaduna (138), Plateau (80), Katsina (70), Gombe (52), Niger (31), Kano (23), Bayelsa (21), Bauchi and Ondo (18), Rivers (17), Ogun and Oyo (12), Edo and Nasarawa (8), Ebonyi (7), Osun (6), Ekiti and Kebbi (5), Borno (4), Jigawa (3), Akwa Ibom (2), and Anambra (1).
1,145 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) December 17, 2020
Earlier on Thursday, the Presidential Task Force officially declared a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
The PTF added that it will begin to review the further reopening of the nation’s economy.