Nigeria Records 113 New COVID-19 Cases, Three More Deaths
A total of 113 new cases of coronavirus were confirmed on Friday in the country, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said.
In a late-night tweet, the NCDC – the agency responsible for the management of disease outbreaks in the country, reported that the new cases were recorded in nine states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Of the new cases, Lagos reported 53, Rivers had 22, Akwa Ibom recorded 12, Kaduna also confirmed 12, Ondo reported six, Osun confirmed three, FCT had two, while the trio of Jigawa, Nasarawa, and Kano recorded one infection each.
This brings the total number of cases confirmed since the outbreak of the disease in Nigeria to 162,388 confirmed.
113 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
2,039 deaths pic.twitter.com/NEtqE8Lfpm
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) March 26, 2021
Three new fatalities were reported as the nation’s toll from the disease rose to 2,039, while the number of those who have been successfully treated and discharged rose to 149,986.
As of 9am on Saturday, Nigeria has tested a total of 1,727,467 samples for COVID-19 while 10,363 cases are still active.
More Vaccines For Nigeria
As the country continues to vaccinate its people against the disease, the fight against the pandemic received a boost with the donation of 300,000 additional doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.
Mr Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, had told reporters on Monday in Abuja that the vaccines were donated by telecommunications giant – MTN and called on other partners to contribute towards the fight against COVID-19 in the country.
The first batch of 3,924,000 doses of the vaccines arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja on March 2 via an Emirates airplane from India.
Nigeria commenced the exercise three days later with the vaccination of four frontline healthcare workers in the nation’s capital.
See the breakdown of cases according to states below:
|States Affected||No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed)||No. of Cases (on admission)||No. Discharged||No. of Deaths|