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Lagos COVID-19 daily cases doubles, Nigeria records new high

Growing concerns as COVID-19 cases skyrocket two days to Christmas day.

THE Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported over 3,300 COVID-19 cases in Lagos and 4,000 COVID-19 cases across the country for Wednesday, December 22, 2021. 

Lagos State is currently driving the fourth wave of the pandemic within Nigeria. The state accounts for 3,393 COVID-19 cases which is 84 percent of Nigeria's 4,035 cases on Wednesday. 

According to the NCDC, as of December 22, Lagos accounted for 3,393 COVID-19 cases, representing 84 per cent of the total cases of 4,035. This is the highest figure reported in a single day. 

Nigeria now has a total of 231,413 confirmed cases with 211,853 discharged. The four deaths on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, puts the death toll at 2,991.