The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has given updated figures on the number of confirmed new cases of Coronavirus disease infection in Nigeria for Thursday, 28th January, 2021.
The update which was released in the afternoon of Friday, 29th January 2021, now includes figures from Lagos State which were previously not reported.
It will be recalled that the NCDC had earlier put Thursday’s figures at 864 new cases, with confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria up to 127,024 which includes 100,853 discharged cases and 1,547 deaths.
However, with the updated figures on Friday, which now includes 536 cases from Lagos State, 1,400 new confirmed COVID-19 cases were recorded in Nigeria on Thursday, 28th January.
This brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria to 127,560 which includes 101,511 discharged cases and 1,550 deaths.
See the tweet below.
1400 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) January 29, 2021
Meanwhile, the Federal Government is mulling imposing targetted lockdown in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, Lagos, and Plateau State over the rising cases of COVID-19 in the three urban areas.
Naija News reports that this was made known on Friday by the PTF National Incident Manager, Mukhtar Muhammed.
Speaking on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme, Muhammed expressed concerns over the rising cases of the virus in the three states.
He said data showed that urban local governments in the affected places recorded the highest cases of Covid amid the second wave of the pandemic in Nigeria.
According to data by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Lagos (46,935 cases), Abuja (16,470 cases), Plateau (7,801) have recorded the highest number of Covid infections and fatalities in Nigeria in the last eleven months.