Nigeria on Sunday recorded eight additional deaths and 1,547 fresh COVID-19 cases across 10 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.


The latest statistics by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC
reveals that the FCT ranked first on the log with 806 infections, followed
by Lagos state with 401 cases. Borno had 166 infections, Oyo 78, Ogun
47, and Osun 30, while Ekiti and Katsina States had seven infections
each. Kano State had four new infections, while Jigawa had one.


The infection toll has now increased to 237,561 while the fatality toll
now stands at 3,022.


This development indicates that the fourth wave of the pandemic is
biting harder across the country, especially in Lagos State and the FCT.
The latter, according to the latest data from the NCDC, accounted for a
backlog of three deaths for December 25 and 26, 2021.


According to the latest statistics, the number of discharged cases now
stands at 212,550, as the FCT also announced 32 discharges for
December 25 and 26, 2021.


Nigeria has also taken 3,751,696 samples since the outbreak of the virus.