The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control confirmed the news in a late-night tweet.
The country’s virus epicentre, Lagos, reported 210 new cases, while the FCT posted 45 new infections.
Other states with new cases include: Ondo-30, Plateau-21, Edo-19, Ogun-16, Oyo-13, Nasarawa-12, Bauchi-11, Enugu-10, Kwara-7, Kaduna-6, Anambra-4, Ebonyi-3, Abia-2, Rivers-1.
Four new deaths were recorded on Tuesday as the total toll from the virus reached 981.
However, the number of recovered patients rose to 37,051.
The novel coronavirus has killed at least 774,832 people since the outbreak emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 1100 GMT on Tuesday.
At least 21,936,820 cases of coronavirus have been registered in 196 countries and territories. Of these, at least 13,623,700 are now considered recovered.
The tallies, using data collected by AFP from national authorities and information from the World Health Organization (WHO), probably reflect only a fraction of the actual number of infections.
Many countries are testing only symptomatic or the most serious cases.
On Monday, 4,233 new deaths and 220,645 new cases were recorded worldwide. Based on latest reports, the countries with the most new deaths were India with 876 new deaths, followed by Brazil with 684 and United States with 434.
The United States is the worst-hit country with 170,497 deaths from 5,438,325 cases. At least 1,865,580 people have been declared recovered.
After the US, the hardest-hit countries are Brazil with 108,536 deaths from 3,359,570 cases, Mexico with 57,023 deaths from 525,733 cases, India with 51,797 deaths from 2,702,742 cases, and United Kingdom with 41,369 deaths from 319,197 cases.
The country with the highest number of deaths compared to its population is Belgium with 86 fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Peru (80), Spain 61, United Kingdom 61, and Italy 59.
China — excluding Hong Kong and Macau — has to date declared 84,871 cases (22 new since Monday), including 4,634 deaths (0 new) and 79,642 recoveries.
Latin America and the Caribbean overall has 243,470 deaths from 6,225,679 cases, Europe 210,978 deaths from 3,562,495 infections, the United States and Canada 179,562 deaths from 5,560,567 cases, Asia 81,738 deaths from 4,080,157 cases, Middle East 32,723 deaths from 1,352,244 cases, Africa 25,890 deaths from 1,129,613 cases, and Oceania 471 deaths from 26,072 cases.
As a result of corrections by national authorities or late publication of data, the figures updated over the past 24 hours may not correspond exactly to the previous day’s tallies.
Ebonyi Accident: Diaspora Indigenes Condole State Govt, Call For Investigation
Following a fatal accident that had almost everybody on board killed at Akaeze -Ukwu bridge, Ivo Local Government Area of Ebonyi state on Saturday, the Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in Diaspora (AESID) has sent a condolences message to the State government.
The association also called on the appropriate authorities to investigate the immediate as well as the remote cause(s) of the mishap in order to get recommendations on how to stop the re-occurrence of such tragedy.
A 608 Coaster bus carrying 32 passenger with Reg no. UKP 78 XA was said to have fell inside the river while conveying members of Christ Peculiar Church of Nigeria, Enugu branch from a burial at Nguzu Edda back to Enugu.
In a statement signed Sunday in Abuja by the President of the AESID, Ambassador Pascal Oluchukwu, said his organisation recieved the shocking sad news of the vehicle accident and consequent loss of lives of Ebonyi people through drowning over the Akaeze-Ugwu River overnight on Friday, September 18, 2020.
“On behalf of the executive committee and the entire membership of the Association of the Ebonyi State Indigenes in Diaspora (AESID), I am writing to convey to the people and government of Ebonyi State, our deepest sympathies and wholesome condolences for the lives lost during the sad incident.”
While praying for the repose of the departed souls, Oluchukwu also prayed to Almighty God to grant the families and relations of the deceased the courage and fortitude to bear the sad loss.
“Let me take a moment to call on all people of goodwill, at home in Ebonyi, throughout the widths and breadths of Nigeria and across the Diaspora world, to come to the aid and support of the bereaved families with kind words as well as material and financial resources to enable them wither the storm that such a sudden death may have thrown them into.
“On behalf of AESID, we are sending our widows might in support of the bereaved family.
“We are calling on the Ebonyi State Executive Governor, His Excellency Engr. Dave Umahi, to declare a state-wide period of mourning and fly flags across the State at half-mast in honour of those that have lost their lives in this terrible calamity.
“We are also calling on the appropriate authorities to investigate the immediate as well as the remote cause(s) of this mishap and get a recommendation on how to stop the re-occurrence of the tragedy.”
Nigeria Records 221 New COVID-19 Cases
Nigeria has recorded 221 new COVID-19 cases.
The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this on Friday night.
Of the new cases, 59 were recorded in Lagos, 46 in Abia, 22 in the FCT, 20 in Gombe, 17 in Plateau, 11 in Rivers, seven in Bauchi, six in Benue, Ekiti and Imo, four in Kaduna, Kwara and Ondo, three each in Ogun and Osun and one each in Bayelsa, Edo and Kano.
The new cases bring the total infections in the country to 56,956.
48,305 have recovered and been discharged while 1,094 have unfortunately died.
Hon. Hamidu Sajo Lekki Gets Double Honour Awards
Hon. Hamidu Sajo Lekki the Member representing Yola north state constituency in Adamawa state house of Assembly Hon. Hamidu Sajo Lekki has been Honoured with Double award By G4 Media International
Alhaji Musa Yaro Speaking through Mr. Emmanuel Stephen the Leader of G4 media international and The official partner of the institute of criminal justice and criminology administration, the first criminal reform institute in Sub – Sahara Africa .
He described the nomination of Hon. Hamidu Sajo as a reward for services and national impact.
Alhaji Musa Yaro the Market chief of Jimeta ultra modern market in Yola north local government, describes the performance of Hon Sajo as equal to none as a member representing Yola north.
Alhaji Musa Yaro
Alhaji Musa Yaro said the nomination came as double Honour and additional value to a man of excellence and good representative of the good people of Yola north in the state Assembly.
He Said the Honour which has recognized the Best Legislator and voice of the Masses and coming from G4 media international and also followed by the Institute of Criminal justice and criminology administration.
“The double honour is given to an active performer of our today’s Democratic action member in the House who deserved this award at this moment of our political differences”,
Presenting the letter in Yola the Chairman G4 media international Emmanuel Stephen described Hon. Soja as a man worth and fits for the Double Award.
The Students , youths and good people of Yola north described Hon. Soja Lekki as a man with the love of his people.
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