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COVID-19: Nigeria Records 674 New Cases, Eight More Deaths

A file photo of a healthcare worker holding a COVID-19 test kit. TARSO SARRAF / AFP

 

 Nigeria on Thursday recorded 674 new cases of COVID-19 with eight more deaths, according to the latest figures released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

The data for the day showed that Lagos recorded the highest number of infections (355), followed by Rivers with 87 cases and the Federal Capital Territory with 38 infections.

Other states with new cases are Ogun (33) Akwa Ibom (32), Oyo (32), Edo (22), Ekiti (20), Kwara (17), Delta (12), Bayelsa (8), Gombe (5) Kaduna (4), Osun (4), Enugu (2) Nasarawa (2), and Plateau (1).

As of Friday morning, Nigeria has recorded 185,267 COVID-19 cases, and 167,923 recoveries, while 2,244 persons have died from the disease.

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Meanwhile, the Federal Government on Monday commenced the second phase of the COVID-19 vaccination as part of the drive to tackle the pandemic.

This followed the United States’ donation of over four million doses of the Moderna vaccine to the country.

So far, about one per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated.

See the breakdown of Nigeria’s cases below:

States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Cases (on admission) No. Discharged No. of Deaths
Lagos 69,698 10,704 58,529 465
FCT 20,339 367 19,799 173
Kaduna 9,203 12 9,125 66
Plateau 9,135 23 9,055 57
Rivers 9,068 1,046 7,913 109
Oyo 7,731 509 7,070 152
Ogun 5,145 279 4,796 70
Edo 5,081 117 4,777 187
Kano 4,036 8 3,918 110
Ondo 3,810 217 3,523 70
Akwa Ibom 3,637 776 2,829 32
Kwara 3,402 277 3,068 57
Delta 2,780 149 2,556 75
Osun 2,663 23 2,573 67
Enugu 2,540 10 2,501 29
Nasarawa 2,411 27 2,345 39
Gombe 2,233 35 2,154 44
Katsina 2,164 29 2,100 35
Ebonyi 2,047 12 2,003 32
Anambra 2,043 56 1,968 19
Abia 1,791 8 1,760 23
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 1,198 194 990 14
Adamawa 1,134 4 1,098 32
Taraba 1,059 30 1,005 24
Bayelsa 981 38 917 26
Niger 964 30 914 20
Sokoto 792 2 762 28
Jigawa 562 25 521 16
Yobe 499 0 490 9
Cross River 455 12 422 21
Kebbi 450 42 392 16
Zamfara 251 7 236 8
Kogi 5 0 3 2

 

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