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Nigeria Records 631 New COVID-19 Cases, Eight Deaths

Channels Television  
Updated September 3, 2021
File photo: A health worker collects the sample of a man to test for COVID-19. Photo: Channels TV/ Sodiq Adelakun.

 

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, Kastina – 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 AffectedNo. of Cases (Lab Confirmed)No. of Cases (on admission)No. DischargedNo. of Deaths
Lagos73,2656,10066,561604
FCT20,64746520,006176
Rivers10,6631,2419,288134
Kaduna9,237319,14066
Plateau9,205909,05560
Oyo8,2497117,372166
Edo5,5254294,899197
Ogun5,2821175,08976
Kano4,073363,926111
Akwa Ibom4,0287863,20042
Ondo3,9683223,57571
Kwara3,5623913,11259
Delta2,9873482,55683
Osun2,725612,58579
Enugu2,56222,53129
Nasarawa2,415312,34539
Gombe2,258232,19144
Katsina2,193292,12935
Anambra2,091761,99619
Ebonyi2,048132,00332
Abia1,821321,76425
Imo1,721331,65038
Bauchi1,55321,53417
Ekiti1,4842731,19021
Benue1,42851,39924
Borno1,344-11,30738
Adamawa1,13661,09832
Bayelsa1,09111894627
Taraba1,062271,01124
Niger9683491420
Sokoto796276628
Jigawa566554516
Yobe50124909
Cross River4761344221
Kebbi458943316
Zamfara25102438
Kogi5032