On Sunday, eight more people died and 1,547 new cases were reported across Nigeria’s ten states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
According to the latest figures from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the FCT topped the chart with 806 illnesses. The number of those infected has risen to 237,561, with 3,022 people dying.
This suggests that the pandemic’s fourth wave is wreaking havoc across the country, particularly in Lagos State and the Federal Capital Territory. According to the NCDC’s most recent statistics, the latter was responsible for three fatalities on December 25 and 26, 2021.
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The NCDC also stated that the FCT has a backlog of new cases, with 128 and 302 cases scheduled for December 24 and 25, 2021, respectively.
The number of discharged cases currently stands at 212,550, according to the latest figures, with the FCT additionally announcing 32 discharges for December 25 and 26, 2021.
Apart from the FCT, Lagos State recorded 401 new illnesses on Sunday, the state that has contributed the most to the increase in infections.
Borno State, in the northeast, was next on the list, with 166 cases due on December 24, 2021.
Following that is a list of four states in the southwest that had illnesses reported on Sunday. Oyo State had 78 instances, Ogun had 47, Osun had 30, and Ekiti had seven.
In addition, Katsina, Kano, and Jigawa in Nigeria each reported seven, four, and one case, respectively.