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NCDC Confirms 357 COVID-19 Cases As Nigeria Receives Vaccine Boost

(File) A health worker collects the sample of a man to test for COVID-19. Photo: Channels TV/ Sodiq Adelakun.

 

Nigeria has confirmed 357 new cases of COVID-19 in 11 states and the Federal Capital Territory Abuja, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

In its latest update on the outbreak, the agency disclosed that six more deaths were also recorded.

Unlike the previous days, the NCDC did not report any new case for Lagos which is the epicentre of the pandemic in the country.

Tuesday’s update showed that Rivers recorded the highest number of new infections with 170, followed by Ondo – 38, Gombe – 34, Ogun – 20, and Ekiti – 20.

Others are FCT – 18, Anambra – 16, Oyo – 13, Kwara – 10, Imo – six, Bayelsa – six, and Edo – six.

As of Tuesday, Nigeria has confirmed a total of 183,444 cases from the 2,648,684 samples tested.

Of the confirmed cases, 167,459 people have been discharged and 2,229 deaths have been recorded in all 36 states and the FCT.

Amid the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, authorities have continued to raise concerns over non-compliance with the measures put in place to curb the spread of the disease.

But the fight against the pandemic has continued to receive boost with more vaccines coming in.

On Tuesday, the country received 699,760 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, donated to Nigeria by the United Kingdom.

“The UK was one of the first countries to back COVAX with £548 million,” said the acting British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Gill Atkinson, who presented the vaccines on behalf of her country.

“We have consistently pushed for a global effort that helps every country receive the vaccine against COVID-19. I am so pleased to see Nigeria receive 699,760 doses donated by the UK, in their second batch of the vaccine through COVAX.”

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
Lagos 68,663 9,669 58,529 465
FCT 20,267 295 19,799 173
Kaduna 9,199 9 9,124 66
Plateau 9,131 26 9,048 57
Rivers 8,824 936 7,782 106
Oyo 7,643 520 6,973 150
Ogun 5,081 255 4,757 69
Edo 5,023 61 4,776 186
Kano 4,035 7 3,918 110
Ondo 3,810 217 3,523 70
Akwa Ibom 3,511 777 2,702 32
Kwara 3,385 260 3,068 57
Delta 2,752 122 2,556 74
Osun 2,654 19 2,573 62
Enugu 2,538 8 2,501 29
Nasarawa 2,404 20 2,345 39
Gombe 2,228 34 2,150 44
Katsina 2,164 29 2,100 35
Ebonyi 2,047 12 2,003 32
Anambra 2,043 56 1,968 19
Abia 1,786 26 1,738 22
Imo 1,697 14 1,645 38
Bauchi 1,553 2 1,534 17
Benue 1,366 15 1,327 24
Borno 1,344 1 1,305 38
Ekiti 1,158 184 961 13
Adamawa 1,134 4 1,098 32
Taraba 1,059 30 1,005 24
Bayelsa 973 30 917 26
Niger 964 30 914 20
Sokoto 790 1 761 28
Jigawa 562 25 521 16
Yobe 499 0 490 9
Cross River 451 13 417 21
Kebbi 450 42 392 16
Zamfara 251 7 236 8
Kogi 5 0 3 2
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