15 persons died on Sunday as Nigeria recorded 1444 New COVID-19 Cases across 20 states and the FCT, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC reported on Sunday.
GWG reports that out of the 1444 new COVID-19 cases, that Lagos the epicenter of the pandemic in the country topped the list with 901 new infections representing 62% of all the cases reported on Sunday.
Lagos was followed by Plateau with 136 new cases and Kaduna with 57 persons.
The NCDC reported that the 1444 new COVID-19 cases brought the total number of confirmed cases since the advent of the index case in January 2021 to 110,387 confirmed cases while 89,317 cases have been discharged.
The 15 deaths on Sunday brought the total number of deaths since the advent of the pandemic to 1,435 deaths.
The NCDC reported as follows:
Meanwhile, irrespective of the 1444 new COVID-19 cases recorded across the country, the Kano State Government has re-asserted its stand that all schools across the state would resume on Jan. 18, ending wide speculations to the contrary, Aliyu Yusuf, the Chief Public Relations Officer, Kano State Ministry of Education, said,
“Clearing the air to that effect, the Commissioner, Malam Muhammad Sanusi-Kiru, has reaffirmed the earlier directives issued by the ministry that all Boarding schools students in the state should resume today Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021.
Despite the 1444 new COVID-19 cases recorded on Sunday, the commissioner said:
“While day students are expected to resume school tomorrow Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. Most of the boarding School students have already returned to their respective schools by now,” Yusuf said, in a statement issued on Sunday, in Kano, quoting the education commissioner.
He, therefore, urged parents, guardians and the general public to disregard the rumour, adding that Kano state government had no plans for extending the resumption dates.