Nigeria Records 631 New COVID-19 Cases, Eight Deaths
A total of 631 new cases of COVID-19 were reported from 19 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Thursday.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed this on Friday in an early-morning Facebook post while giving an update on the outbreak of the disease in the country.
Of the new cases reported on September 2, Lagos reported the highest cases of 172 – representing about 27 per cent of the total single-day tally.
Others are Oyo – 93, Rivers – 72, Edo – 63, Katsina – 29, Abia – 26, FCT – 23, Kano – 23, Bayelsa – 20, Ogun – 20, Ekiti – 18, Anambra – 16, Delta – 16, Osun – 14, Imo – 11, Benue – six, Enugu – four, Jigawa – two, Niger – two, and Nasarawa – one.
As Nigeria battles the third wave of the pandemic, the agency disclosed that eight more people have died of complications related to the disease.
Since the country recorded its first cases in February 2020, the NCDC has confirmed a total of 193,644 cases from the 2,779,725 tested so far.
Of the figure, 179,249 people who tested positive to the disease have recovered and have been discharged while the nation’s death toll stands at 2,488.
In its resolve to attain herd immunity against the virus, the Federal Government has received more donations of vaccines from various international bodies.
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|