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Nigeria Records 166 New COVID-19 Cases, Two Deaths

Channels Television  
Updated October 28, 2021
A health worker prepares to inoculate a private hospital staff with a Covid-19 vaccine in Hyderabad on January 28, 2021. Noah SEELAM / AFP
A health worker prepares to inoculate a private hospital staff with a Covid-19 vaccine in Hyderabad on January 28, 2021. Noah SEELAM / AFP

 

Nigeria has recorded 166 new COVID-19 cases and two deaths.

The Nigeria Centre for Control (NCDC) disclosed this in its daily COVID-19 report on Wednesday.

According to the report, the new cases spread across 15 states to include: Delta (36), FCT (22), Rivers (21), Lagos (20), Anambra (18), Ondo (17), Oyo (8), Kebbi (6), Enugu (5), Plateau (5), Ebonyi (3), Kano (2), Bayelsa (1), Ekiti (1) and Jigawa (1).

This now brings the total number of infected persons in the country to 211,496.

202,930 persons have, however, recovered from the virus while 2,886 have died.

Read Also: Lagos Fears Possible Fourth COVID-19 Wave, Launches Mass Vaccination Programme

With Lagos still having the highest number of infected persons (76,916) – the state government has raised an alarm over the possibility of a fourth wave of COVID-19 as the Yuletide approaches.

In a bid to tackle the re-emergence of the viral infection, the government launched a mass vaccination campaign aimed at vaccinating four million residents in Lagos before the end of the year.

The state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who launched the campaign on Wednesday at an event in Victoria Island said residents from 18 years and above were eligible to be fully immunised with the COVID-19 vaccine.

“There is potential for the fourth wave of COVID-19 as our borders would be opened to all people coming into Lagos in December,” he was quoted as saying in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile.

“To prevent the catastrophic events we witnessed in the previous waves, the state has developed a robust vaccination drive, leveraging on both the strengths we have in the public and private sectors of our healthcare system”.

 

Confirmed Cases by State

States AffectedNo. of Cases (Lab Confirmed)No. of Cases (on admission)No. DischargedNo. of Deaths
Lagos77,7437676,916751
FCT23,1992,00820,973218
Rivers12,67510612,415154
Kaduna10,010959,83778
Plateau9,7441729,50468
Oyo8,750228,537191
Edo6,570386,308224
Ogun5,37225,29080
Ondo4,5621044,36098
Akwa Ibom4,3482284,07644
Kano4,342824,143117
Delta4,1401,4742,556110
Kwara3,9522393,65063
Osun2,985432,85686
Enugu2,7551172,60929
Gombe2,56682,50157
Nasarawa2,5031192,34539
Anambra2,387352,33319
Katsina2,22662,18535
Ebonyi2,062262,00432
Imo2,0521121,89941
Abia2,017171,97030
Benue1,7883081,45525
Ekiti1,772261,71828
Bauchi1,680371,62518
Borno1,35641,31438
Bayelsa1,23691,19928
Taraba1,202531,12128
Adamawa1,157271,09832
Niger1,0573999820
Sokoto807777228
Cross River6341259725
Jigawa5991057217
Yobe50234909
Kebbi4641543316
Zamfara27712688
Kogi5032