COVID-19 in Nigeria: Another 14 Nigerians die of COVID-19 as cases hit 114,691
The COVID-19 in Nigeria death toll rose to 1,478 on Wednesday, with 14 new deaths, the fifth consecutive day since the country reported double-digit virus fatalities on 16 January.
Fifteen died on Sunday, January 17, 14 on January 18, and a further 15 on January 19.
The deaths on Wednesday came from eight states, according to data provided by the NCDC on their websites.
Lagos, Edo and Oyo each reported 3 deaths.
One death each was recorded by Rivers, Kano, Kwara, Imo and Taraba.
For Wednesday, the NCDC also reported 1,386 events, more than the 1,301 the previous day.
Out of 1,198,758 samples examined, the national caseload is currently 114,691.
The number of discharged rose to 92,336, with 20,877 now inactive cases.
1,136 people were discharged on Wednesday, according to the NCDC. 626 community recoveries occurred in Lagos State out of the lot.
However, with 476 cases recorded, Lagos is bearing the heaviest burden of new infections.
With 163, Rivers was next and 116 cases were registered by the FCT Abuja.
114 cases were logged by Kaduna, 68 by Oyo, 62 by Plateau.
The 55 new cases of Osun sent jitters to the state government, prompting another round of curfew to be enforced from 10 p.m. Towards 5 a.m.
Government directed civil servants below grade level 12 to work from home effectively from Jan. 25.
However, teachers, health workers and other vital services workers, regardless of grade, have been exempted from the Order.
Until further notice, the state also outlawed vigils and crusades.