The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says it recorded 35 new cases of COVID-19 in the last week of December 2022.


On its website on Wednesday, it stated that 22 cases were recorded in the FCT; 10 in Lagos State; two in Delta, and one in Plateau.

It added that the cases were recorded between December 24 and 30, 2022.

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The new cases increased Nigeria’s total infections to 266,450 and 3,155 deaths since the pandemic outbreak in 2019.


The NCDC stated that 3,451 people are currently down with the virus, while 259,841 people have been treated and discharged nationwide.

The centre called on Nigerians to regularly disinfect frequently touched surfaces to prevent the spread of the virus and other infectious diseases.

It stressed that vaccines were one of the best tools to combat the virus encouraging Nigerians to get vaccinated.


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