There were 23 deaths as Nigeria recorded 1479 new cases of COVID-19 on January 14, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said.
The NCDC made this known on its official website on Thursday night.
The agency said that the 23 new deaths brought the nation’s death toll to 1, 405.
It said the 1, 479 newly registered infections were reported in the last 24 hours across the country, adding that the nation’s confirmed cases now stand at 105, 478.
NCDC while noting that Nigeria recorded 1479 new cases said the infections were reported from 24 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
According to NCDC, Lagos takes the lead with 697 new infections, followed by FCT with 201, Nasarawa- 80 and Plateau recorded 74 cases.
While noting that Nigeria recorded 1479 new cases, the NCDC said:
“As at 14th January 2021, there were 105, 478 confirmed cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria, 83, 830 discharged and 1,405 dead.
“Our discharges today include 642 community recoveries in Lagos State, 312 in Oyo State and 99 in Plateau State managed in line with guidelines.
“A breakdown of cases by state can be found via http://covid19.ncdc.gov.ng,” it said.
Meanwhile, the NCDC with support from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), have activated a short code– “6232”.
“This number has been introduced as a means for the public to contact NCDC’s Connect Centre and access verified information on COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.
“The short code is a toll free and easy-to-remember number, which means that all calls to NCDC through ‘6232’ are free of charge.
“This is to ensure all Nigerians have access to verified information on infectious diseases.
Cumulatively, since the outbreak began in week 9, 2020, there have been 1,358 deaths reported with a case fatality rate (CFR) of 1.5%.
Besides noting that Nigeria recorded 1479 new cases, the agency said that the number of reported deaths in the last one week which came from 16 states and the FCT was 47.