Nigeria records 573 new COVID-19 cases, total now 243,450

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Sunday, announced that the country has recorded 573 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of infections in Nigeria to 243,450.

The NCDC disclosed this on its official Facebook handle.

“573 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria; Lagos-281, Benue-202, Kano-61, Borno-20, Jigawa-5, Edo-2, Oyo-2

“243,450 confirmed , 215,352 discharged, 3,039 deaths.

“Today’s 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.
▪️61 cases reported for Kano state for 31st December 2021 (27), and 2nd January 2022 (34).
▪️6 states with zero cases reported: Ekiti, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Plateau, and Sokoto.”