COVID-19 deaths recorded in Kano, Abuja as virus spreads

Kano and Abuja reported one COVID-19 related death each on Friday, the Christmas eve, according to the latest update by the NCDC, released 00.30 Saturday.

The two deaths took Nigeria’s pandemic death toll to 2,993.

Kano’s death toll rose to 123 and Abuja’s increased toAt a press conference on Friday, NCDC director-general Ifedayo Adetifa said the country has identified 51 cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19. 229.

NCDC announced new 1356 cases, which raised confirmed cases to 234,709.

Lagos continued to lead the grim chart with another 822 cases recorded. It was followed by Rivers with 119 cases.

At a press conference on Friday, NCDC director-general Ifedayo Adetifa said the country has identified 51 cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19.

Adetifa said the Omicron variant cases recorded recently were not ones from travel history, suggesting that the country is already experiencing community transmission.

He said the six earlier Omicron cases were detected in people with recent travel history to South Africa.

According to him, no person in Nigeria has died of COVID-19 with the Omicron variant in the country.

He said Omicron has raised the number of confirmed cases in the country by 500 percent and has now become the dominant variant in the country

Here is a breakdown of cases Friday:

Lagos-822
Rivers-119
Kwara-107
FCT-103
Edo-97
Kano-29
Imo-25
Delta-19
Plateau-14
Borno-10
Gombe-8
Bauchi-3
234,709 confirmed
212,237 discharged
2,993 deaths

Today’s report includes:
▪️140 discharged cases (120 community discharges) reported from FCT for 24th December

confirmed cases in the states 24 December

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