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COVID-19: Nigeria Records 513 New Cases, Three More Deaths

A file photo of a healthcare worker holding a COVID-19 test kit.

 

Nigeria has recorded 513 new cases of COVID-19 with three deaths across the country.

This is according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), in its latest update regarding the outbreak of the pandemic on Tuesday night.

The agency disclosed that the infections were recorded in 15 states including the Federal Capital Territory.

Lagos had the highest number of cases (132), followed by FCT (80) and Rivers (70).

Others are Kaduna (43), Edo (40), Ondo (32), Delta (23), Akwa Ibom (21), Kwara (16), Gombe (12), Anambra (9), Benue (9), Kano (7), Oyo (6), Borno (3), Bayelsa (2), Kastina (2), Ogun (2), and Jigawa (1).

Data from the NCDC revealed that Nigeria has confirmed a total of 202,704 cases from the samples collected and tested so far.

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Of the confirmed cases, 191,370 infected people have been recovered from the disease and 2,664 people have died across all 36 states of the Federation and the FCT.

As Nigeria’s confirmed cases rise amid the third wave of the pandemic, authorities have continued to stress the need for people to comply with the measures in place to curb the spread of the disease.

This comes as the Federal Government and some state authorities reintroduce the initially relaxed protocols, including the mandatory use of face masks in public places, maintaining social distancing, and restriction of crowds in places of worship and social gatherings.

Global Update

The coronavirus has killed at least 4,698,462 people since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019, according to an AFP tally from official sources.

The United States is the worst-affected country with 676,092 deaths, followed by Brazil with 590,955, India with 445,385 deaths, Mexico with 271,765 deaths, and Russia with 199,808.

The Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine, so far administered in a single shot, is more effective when given as a two-dose regime, according to new data released by the company.

The United States will announce “additional commitments” on fighting Covid-19 when the White House hosts a summit on the pandemic on Wednesday, President Joe Biden says. He says they will address three key challenges — “saving lives now, vaccinating the world, and building back better.”

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tells the United Nations General Assembly that his government is against health passports, but backs drive to vaccinate against Covid-19 while saying he will be the “last Brazilian” to get jabbed.

 

States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Cases (on admission) No. Discharged No. of Deaths
Lagos 76,112 3,098 72,350 664
FCT 21,356 830 20,345 181
Rivers 11,799 487 11,159 153
Kaduna 9,474 57 9,347 70
Plateau 9,312 101 9,148 63
Oyo 8,626 626 7,810 190
Edo 6,290 748 5,326 216
Ogun 5,353 30 5,244 79
Ondo 4,420 160 4,169 91
Akwa Ibom 4,305 581 3,682 42
Kano 4,161 50 3,999 112
Kwara 3,769 58 3,650 61
Delta 3,348 707 2,556 85
Osun 2,835 35 2,715 85
Enugu 2,675 112 2,534 29
Nasarawa 2,427 43 2,345 39
Gombe 2,359 25 2,289 45
Katsina 2,216 1 2,180 35
Anambra 2,205 129 2,057 19
Ebonyi 2,059 24 2,003 32
Abia 1,914 27 1,862 25
Imo 1,802 84 1,678 40
Ekiti 1,688 251 1,412 25
Bauchi 1,612 5 1,590 17
Benue 1,604 162 1,418 24
Borno 1,347 -5 1,314 38
Bayelsa 1,210 135 1,047 28
Adamawa 1,157 27 1,098 32
Taraba 1,092 14 1,054 24
Niger 1,021 25 976 20
Sokoto 796 2 766 28
Jigawa 574 1 557 16
Cross River 569 19 529 21
Yobe 501 2 490 9
Kebbi 458 9 433 16
Zamfara 253 2 243 8
Kogi 5 0 3 2
oluchi

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