The Nigerian Center for Disease Control, NCDC, says three out of every five deaths from COVID-19 complications in Nigeria are people above 50 years.
The centre in a statement maintained that 198 new cases have be recorded bringing the total number of infections in the country to 66,805.
NCDC added that even though Abuja had the highest number of new cases on Wednesday, November 25th, Lagos remains the epicenter of the virus with about a third of the total cases recorded across the country.
“Nigeria recorded 198 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 66,805. The death toll to the contagious disease remains 1,169 after no death was recorded in the last 24 hours.
However report, shows that Nigeria’s new COVID-19 infections have increased in the last four weeks, suggesting a possible resurgence in COVID-19 cases after weeks of low numbers.
Meanwhile, more people have recovered from the virus. Of the over 66,000 infections in the country, about 62,493 persons have been discharged from hospitals, after treatment, while about 3,000 active cases remain.
The 198 new cases are reported from 13 states. These are the FCT (53), Lagos (48), Ogun (40), Akwa Ibom (20), Bauchi (9), Plateau (8), Kaduna (5), Kano (4), Benue (3), Jigawa (3), Nasarawa(3), Edo (1), Kwara (1).
However, almost 750,000 of Nigeria’s 200 million populations have been tested so far.