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Nigeria Reports 61 More COVID-19 Cases, No New Death

Channels Television  
Updated November 19, 2021
A health worker wearing a Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) suit tests a swab sample for COVID-19 at a primary health centre in Hyderabad on September 3, 2020. NOAH SEELAM / AFP

 

A total of 61 new cases of COVID-19 were reported from nine states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Thursday.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed this in a Facebook post on Friday while giving an update on the outbreak of the disease in the country.

Of the new cases reported on November 18, Gombe State reported the highest infections of 16 and was followed by Taraba – 15, and Zamfara – 14.

Others are FCT – seven, Kano – two, Lagos – two, Rivers – two, Bauchi – one, Delta – one, and Katsina – one.

No new death was recorded, according to the health agency.

Since the country recorded its first cases in February 2020, the NCDC has confirmed a total of 213,464 cases from the 3,440,172 tested so far as of 10am on Friday.

Of the confirmed cases, 206,292 people who tested positive for the disease have recovered and have been discharged while the nation’s death toll stands at 2,973.

Similarly, the NCDC revealed that 4,199 cases were active in various parts of the country.

In its resolve to attain herd immunity against the virus, the Federal Government has received more donations of vaccines from various international bodies.

Authorities have also continued to stress the need for people to comply with the measures in place to curb the spread of the disease.

These include the mandatory use of face masks in public places, maintaining social distancing, and restriction of crowds in places of worship and social gatherings, among others.

See the breakdown of cases according to states below:

States AffectedNo. of Cases (Lab Confirmed)No. of Cases (on admission)No. DischargedNo. of Deaths
Lagos77,96929776,919753
FCT23,43859222,622224
Rivers12,8466312,629154
Kaduna10,1486210,00680
Plateau9,906319,80471
Oyo8,767168,560191
Edo6,59926,317280
Ogun5,37405,29480
Ondo4,58074,47598
Kano4,409644,224121
Akwa Ibom4,3482284,07644
Delta4,1451,4792,556110
Kwara3,9992353,70064
Osun3,024402,89886
Enugu2,77932,74729
Gombe2,722232,64158
Nasarawa2,5171332,34539
Anambra2,387352,33319
Katsina2,318712,21037
Imo2,1731761,95641
Ebonyi2,062262,00432
Abia2,029101,98930
Benue1,8633831,45525
Bauchi1,779551,70123
Ekiti1,778201,73028
Borno1,356121,30638
Taraba1,269151,22232
Bayelsa1,247151,20428
Adamawa1,157271,09832
Niger1,0573999820
Sokoto807077928
Cross River662463325
Jigawa611459017
Yobe50234909
Kebbi470045416
Zamfara362293249
Kogi5032