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Coronavirus: NCDC Confirms 675 New COVID-19 Cases In Nigeria

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The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday evening, 10th December 2020, confirmed 675 new cases of Coronavirus disease infection in Nigeria.

The new cases of COVID-19 infection were confirmed via a statement on the official Twitter handle of the health agency.

This brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria to 71,344 which includes 65,474 discharged cases and 1,190 deaths.

Below is the breakdown of the latest cases according to states with Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory having the highest number of cases, followed by Lagos State.

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
Delta-1

In a related development, the federal government of Nigeria has put all COVID-19 isolation centers nationwide on a re-opening alert over the recent increases in daily records of Coronavirus infection.

The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, made this known on Thursday while speaking at the presidential task force on COVID-19 briefing.

The Minister noted that the recent surge in daily numbers of confirmed infections might be a pointer that Nigeria is on the verge of a second wave of infection.

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