Coronavirus: NCDC Confirms 1,024 New COVID-19 Cases As Nigeria Crosses 100,000 Mark
The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on Sunday evening, 10th January 2021, confirmed 1,024 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 100,087 which includes 80,030 discharged cases and 1,358 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.
Earlier, Naija News reported that President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that pastors, imams, musicians and sports personalities should take the COVID-19 vaccine on national television.
The president stated this during a meeting with Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State.
According to Buhari, Nigerians will believe in the potency of the vaccine when religious leaders and other popular personalities take the vaccine on live television.
Speaking after the meeting, Fayemi said the more such people take the COVID-19 on live television the more the likelihood of resistance will break down.