ABUJA, 12 January 2021 – Nigeria’s coronavirus infections have surpassed 100,000, according to the Nigeria Cnetre for Disease Control (NCDC).
As of Tuesday night, Nigeria had recorded over 101,000 cases with 80,491 recoveries.
No fewer than 1,361 Nigerians have died from the virus, according to data from NCDC and the Johns Hopkins University Hospital.
As of midnight GMT on Tuesday, Nigeria had the eighth highest number of infections across Africa, after South Africa (1.24 million cases), Morocco (452,988), Tunisia (162,350), Egypt (150,753), Ethiopia (128,616), Libya (105,378) and Algeria (102,369).
Among the eight most-infected African countries, the highest number of fatalities have been recorded in South Africa (33,579 deaths as of midnight GMT on Tuesday).
The second highest number of deaths have been recorded in Egypt (8,249), followed by Morocco (7,767 fatalities), Tunisia (5,284), Algeria (2,812), Ethiopia (2,003), Libya (1,589) and Nigeria (1,361 deaths).
The pandemic has hit Nigeria hard, notably Lagos, where the govnerment has opened a new oxygen plant to supplement much-needed ocygen to an ever growing number of patients.
The plantcan produce about 300 cylinders of oxygen per day, the Governor of Lagos, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, explained in a tweet.