The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control in its update posted on its official website on Monday confirmed 3 fresh covid-19 related deaths and 573 new cases were reported in Nigeria across 7 states on Sunday.
The states that reported new cases include Lagos (281), Benue (202), Kano (61), Borno (20), Jigawa (5), Edo (2), and Oyo (2)
The NCDC said the report includes “a backlog of 20 cases reported for Borno state for 28th (4), 29th (4), 30th (9), and 31st (3) December 2021; a backlog of 6 deaths reported for Borno state from 25th – 28th December 2021; and 61 cases reported for Kano state for 31st December 2021 (27), and 2nd January 2022 (34)”.
With the new infections, Nigeria now has a total of 243,450 confirmed cases in the 36 states and the FCT while 215,352 people have recovered and have been discharged, the NCDC stated.
The agency also said that the new fatalities reported have raised the death toll from the virus to 3,039.