Nigeria records 418 new COVID-19 cases in 12 states

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 418 additional COVID-19 infections across 12 states as the country’s infections surged since the detection of six cases of the Omicron variant.

The NCDC made this known on its verified website on Monday.

Lagos State again on Sunday recorded the highest share of the new cases with 314 of the total 418 cases.

The NCDC mentioned that the number of active COVID-19 cases in the country increased to 6,754 with 418 additional cases confirmed on Sunday.

It added that the country had experienced a surge in the number of its active cases from 3,000 to over 6,000 within the last three days.

The agency added that the country’s infection toll had increased to 217,481 while the death toll stood at 2,981. However, no fatality was recorded on Sunday.

It stated that the discharged cases now stood at 207,746, as Enugu and Lagos states reported a backlog of 18 and two discharges respectively for December 10, 2021.

The NCDC added that a multi-sectoral National Emergency Operations Centre, activated at Level 2, had continued to coordinate the national response activities.