Coronavirus: NCDC Confirms 749 New COVID-19 Cases In Nigeria

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The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday evening, 29th December 2020, confirmed 749 new cases of Coronavirus disease infection in Nigeria.

The new cases of COVID-19 infection were confirmed via a statement on the official Twitter handle of the health agency.

This brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria to 85,560 which includes 71,937 discharged cases and 1,267 deaths.

Below is the breakdown of the latest cases according to states with Lagos State having the highest number of cases followed by Plateau State.

Lagos-299
Plateau-131
Kaduna-83
FCT-74
Kwara-35
Sokoto-26
Edo-18
Kano-17
Katsina-16
Delta-11
Nasarawa-10
Ondo-9
Bauchi-9
Rivers-5
Akwa Ibom-3
Jigawa-1
Osun-1
Ekiti-1

85,560 confirmed
71,937 discharged
1,267 deaths

In other news, the Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, has raised the alarm that bandits are entering the country through the international border in the Oke Ogun axis of the state.

Naija News understands that the borders in Oke Ogun have been porous for so many years and smugglers use these borders to bring in contraband goods into the country.

Speaking during a visit to the palace of the Okere of Saki, Oba Khalid Olabisi, where he met with traditional rulers from Oke Ogun Zone 1, the governor condemned the porous nature of the borders.

He noted that bandits from Mali have been entering Nigeria through the border in Saki unchecked and this has emboldened the criminals to steal and stay in the country.

The governor, however, said the state was able to tackle banditry with the establishment of Amotekun and the support of the traditional rulers and some other stakeholders in the state.

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