Nigeria Goes Six Days With No New COVID-19 Deaths

A health worker helps his colleague with his PPE during a community testing as part of efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19. Sodiq Adelakun/Channels TV

 

Nigeria on Wednesday recorded 110 new cases of the novel coronavirus but no new deaths for the sixth consecutive day, according to data from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

The last time the health agency recorded a death was on April 1 when the toll increased by one to 2,058.

Wednesday’s new cases were reported from 11 states, including Lagos (24), Yobe (24), FCT (16), Bayelsa (10), Rivers (10), Kaduna (10),Nasarawa (5), Akwa Ibom (4), Bauchi (3), Edo (3), and Plateau(1).

To date, the country has recorded 163,440 cases of the virus out of which 153,788 have recovered.

On Tuesday, the Federal Government took delivery of 100,000 more doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine from the Indian government as vaccination efforts continue across the country.

 

Nigeria had received 3.94 million Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine doses from the WHO-backed vaccine initiative COVAX in early March, triggering the commencement of the country’s vaccination drive.

As of Wednesday afternoon, Nigeria had vaccinated 964,387 eligible persons against the Covid-19 virus, according to the National Primary Health Care Development Agency.

The additional vaccines from India are expected to boost the country’s efforts to vaccinate most of its population against the virus.

The Federal Government has said it is seeking to vaccinate no fewer than 70 percent of its over 200 million-strong population.

More vaccine doses are still expected from COVAX as well as from an African Union scheme financed by the African Export-Import Bank.

AstraZeneca Fears

Meanwhile, fears have grown over the absolute safety of the AstraZeneca vaccines which Nigeria is heavily dependent on for its vaccination program.

Britain on Wednesday said it would adopt new medical advice to offer most people under 30 an alternative to the AstraZeneca coronavirus jab if possible, due to concerns over blood clots.

A potential blow to the UK’s highly successful Covid-19 vaccine programme, it comes after the country’s medicines regulator reassessed the shot’s safety following dozens of clotting incidents among people who had received it.

The MHRA regulator said its “rigorous scientific review of all available data” had found 79 blood clots and 19 deaths among people who had received one of the 20 million AstraZeneca doses administered in the UK.

It insisted such incidents remained “extremely rare”.

The European Medicines Agency said earlier that clots should be listed as a “very rare” side effect of the vaccine. Both bodies however said that it should still be used, as the dangers from catching coronavirus were greater than those of receiving the jab.

AstraZeneca released a statement saying that the two studies “reaffirmed” that the benefits of its vaccine “far outweigh the risks”.

But Britain’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), which advises the government, said that given the lower risk posed by the virus to young people, it would change its guidance for them.

“Adults who are aged 18 to 29 years old who do not have an underlying health condition… should be offered an alternative Covid-19 vaccine in preference to the AstraZeneca vaccine,” Wei Shen Lim of the JCVI told journalists.

The alternatives, which in Britain currently are vaccines developed by US firm Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech, should be offered “if available”, he said.

AstraZeneca said in its statement that it was “already working to understand the individual cases, epidemiology and possible mechanisms that could explain these extremely rare events”.

Nigeria Records Seven More Deaths, 104 New COVID-19 Cases

A file photo of a health official helping his colleague with his PPE.

 

Nigeria on Sunday reported seven more deaths from complications related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) disease, authorities have said.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed this in its latest update on the outbreak of the disease in the country.

In a late-night tweet, it noted that the new fatalities recorded have raised the death toll from the disease in the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory to 2,048.

Similarly, the health agency which is responsible for the management of disease outbreaks in the country said 104 new cases were confirmed from 11 states and the nation’s capital.

Of the new infections, Lagos reported the highest figure – 48, followed by Enugu – 16, Kwara – eight, and Kaduna – six.

Others are Plateau – five, Kano – five, Rivers – four, FCT – four, Ogun – four, Edo – two, Ekiti – one, and Katsina – one.

 

As of 10am on Monday, Nigeria has a total of 162,593 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 150,308 discharged, following the recovery of additional 103 people.

While the country has tested a total of 1,767,694 samples for COVID-19, 10,237 cases are still active.

See the breakdown of COVID-19 figures in Nigeria, according to states below:

States AffectedNo. of Cases (Lab Confirmed)No. of Cases (on admission)No. DischargedNo. of Deaths
Lagos57,58115256,990439
FCT19,6172,39717,064156
Plateau9,024518,91657
Kaduna8,914598,79065
Rivers6,909426,767100
Oyo6,8384946,221123
Edo4,875364,654185
Ogun4,6171224,44649
Kano3,902253,767110
Ondo3,1681,0262,08062
Kwara3,0782092,81455
Delta2,5997841,74471
Osun2,524272,44552
Nasarawa2,3181,93237313
Enugu2,2372851,92329
Katsina2,083192,03034
Gombe2,03031,98344
Ebonyi2,007241,95132
Anambra1,909641,82619
Akwa Ibom1,7623121,43614
Abia1,66511,64321
Imo1,642701,53537
Bauchi1,52131,50117
Borno1,327891,20038
Benue1,18857559122
Adamawa1,05174527432
Niger93049641717
Taraba9102486422
Ekiti8654680811
Bayelsa8524278426
Sokoto774174528
Jigawa5181748516
Kebbi4423439216
Cross River366834117
Yobe313202849
Zamfara23232218
Kogi5032

COVID-19: 219 Recover In 24 Hours As Nigeria Records Two More Deaths

A health worker prepares a dose of the Russian Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine in the West Bank city of Hebron, on February 11, 2021.  HAZEM BADER / AFP

 

Two hundred and nineteen people have recovered from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the past 24 hours.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) which confirmed this in its latest update on Saturday night, said two more deaths were reported.

According to the health agency, 101 more infections were recorded in 10 states and the FCT, with Lagos topping the states with 32 cases.

The states are Abia – 16, Ebonyi – 14, FCT – 10, Bayelsa and Rivers – 6, Bauchi – 5, Jigawa – 4, Oyo and Akwa Ibom – 3 and Osun being the least with two cases.

 

This brings the total number of cases confirmed since the outbreak of the disease in Nigeria to 162,489 confirmed.

Following the two new deaths reported, the fatalities figures from the disease rose to 2,041, while the number of those who have been successfully treated and discharged rose to 150,205.

As of Sunday, Nigeria has tested a total of 1,727,467 samples for COVID-19 while 10,363 cases are still active.

Confirmed Cases by State

States AffectedNo. of Cases (Lab Confirmed)No. of Cases (on admission)No. DischargedNo. of Deaths
Lagos57,5018156,990430
FCT19,6032,38217,064157
Plateau9,019638,89957
Kaduna8,908688,77565
Rivers6,899616,73999
Oyo6,8354986,221116
Edo4,873374,644192
Ogun4,6131514,41349
Kano3,897243,763110
Ondo3,1681,0122,09462
Kwara3,0702012,81455
Delta2,5997841,74471
Osun2,522252,44552
Nasarawa2,3181,93237313
Enugu2,2213271,86529
Katsina2,082182,03034
Gombe2,03031,98344
Ebonyi1,993231,93832
Anambra1,909641,82619
Akwa Ibom1,7593611,38414
Abia1,64991,61921
Imo1,642701,53537
Bauchi1,516751,42417
Borno1,327891,20038
Benue1,18857559122
Adamawa1,05174527432
Niger93049641717
Taraba9102486422
Ekiti8644680711
Bayelsa8463678426
Sokoto774574128
Jigawa5141348516
Kebbi4423439216
Cross River366834117
Yobe313202849
Zamfara23232218
Kogi5032

 

More Vaccines For Nigeria

As the country continues to vaccinate its people against the disease, the fight against the pandemic received a boost with the donation of 300,000 additional doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.

Mr Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 had told reporters on Monday in Abuja that the vaccines were donated by telecommunications giant – MTN and called on other partners to contribute towards the fight against COVID-19 in the country.

The first batch of 3,924,000 doses of the vaccines arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja on March 2 via an Emirates airplane from India.

Nigeria commenced the exercise three days later with the vaccination of four frontline healthcare workers in the nation’s capital.

Nigeria Records 113 New COVID-19 Cases, Three More Deaths

(FILE) A health worker wearing a Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) suit tests a swab sample for COVID-19 at a primary health centre. NOAH SEELAM / AFP

 

A total of 113 new cases of coronavirus were confirmed on Friday in the country, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said.

In a late-night tweet, the NCDC – the agency responsible for the management of disease outbreaks in the country, reported that the new cases were recorded in nine states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Of the new cases, Lagos reported 53, Rivers had 22, Akwa Ibom recorded 12, Kaduna also confirmed 12, Ondo reported six, Osun confirmed three, FCT had two, while the trio of Jigawa, Nasarawa, and Kano recorded one infection each.

This brings the total number of cases confirmed since the outbreak of the disease in Nigeria to 162,388 confirmed.

 

Three new fatalities were reported as the nation’s toll from the disease rose to 2,039, while the number of those who have been successfully treated and discharged rose to 149,986.

As of 9am on Saturday, Nigeria has tested a total of 1,727,467 samples for COVID-19 while 10,363 cases are still active.

 

More Vaccines For Nigeria

As the country continues to vaccinate its people against the disease, the fight against the pandemic received a boost with the donation of 300,000 additional doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.

Mr Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, had told reporters on Monday in Abuja that the vaccines were donated by telecommunications giant – MTN and called on other partners to contribute towards the fight against COVID-19 in the country.

The first batch of 3,924,000 doses of the vaccines arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja on March 2 via an Emirates airplane from India.

Nigeria commenced the exercise three days later with the vaccination of four frontline healthcare workers in the nation’s capital.

See the breakdown of cases according to states below:

States AffectedNo. of Cases (Lab Confirmed)No. of Cases (on admission)No. DischargedNo. of Deaths
Lagos57,5018156,990430
FCT19,6032,38217,064157
Plateau9,019638,89957
Kaduna8,908688,77565
Rivers6,899616,73999
Oyo6,8354986,221116
Edo4,873374,644192
Ogun4,6131514,41349
Kano3,897243,763110
Ondo3,1681,0122,09462
Kwara3,0702012,81455
Delta2,5997841,74471
Osun2,522252,44552
Nasarawa2,3181,93237313
Enugu2,2213271,86529
Katsina2,082182,03034
Gombe2,03031,98344
Ebonyi1,993231,93832
Anambra1,909641,82619
Akwa Ibom1,7593611,38414
Abia1,64991,61921
Imo1,642701,53537
Bauchi1,516751,42417
Borno1,327891,20038
Benue1,18857559122
Adamawa1,05174527432
Niger93049641717
Taraba9102486422
Ekiti8644680711
Bayelsa8463678426
Sokoto774574128
Jigawa5141348516
Kebbi4423439216
Cross River366834117
Yobe313202849
Zamfara23232218
Kogi5032

Nigeria Records Five COVID-19 Deaths In 24 Hours

A file photo of a health worker writing on a paper. Channels TV/ Sodiq Adelakun.

 

Nigeria has recorded five COVID-19 deaths in the past 24 hours.

This is according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) which announced this on Thursday night.

This comes six days after nobody died from the highly infectious disease.

With the five new deaths, the total fatalities in the country have risen to 2,036.

According to the health agency, the new COVID-19 cases were recorded in 14 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

They are Lagos – 50, Kaduna – 12, FCT – 10, Bayelsa – 8, Imo and Kwara – 3, Bauchi and Osun – 2, Akwa Ibom, Edo, Kano, Ogun, Oyo, Plateau and Zamfara each have one case.

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The country has tested 1,727, 467 people since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 was announced on Feb. 27, 2020.

More than two-thirds of the 161,000 people infected by COVID-19 in Nigeria has recovered after treatment.

Meanwhile, over 11,000 infections are still active in the country.

Global Update

The novel coronavirus has killed at least 2,745,337 people since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 1100 GMT on Thursday.

At least 124,813,160 cases of coronavirus have been registered. The vast majority have recovered, though some have continued to experience symptoms weeks or even months later.

These figures are based on daily tolls provided by health authorities in each country and exclude later re-evaluations by statistical organisations, as has happened in Russia, Spain and Britain.

On Wednesday, 10,063 new deaths and 624,777 new cases were recorded worldwide.

Based on the latest reports, the countries with the newest deaths were Brazil with 2,009 new deaths, followed by the United States with 1,362 and Mexico with 579.

The United States is the worst-affected country with 545,282 deaths from 30,011,551 cases.

After the US, the hardest-hit countries are Brazil with 300,685 deaths from 12,220,011 cases, Mexico with 199,627 deaths from 2,208,755 cases, India with 160,692 deaths from 11,787,534 cases, and the United Kingdom with 126,382 deaths from 4,312,908 cases.

The country with the highest number of deaths compared to its population is the Czech Republic with 238 fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Belgium with 197, Hungary 196, Montenegro 195 and Slovenia 192.

Europe overall has 932,228 deaths from 42,157,651 cases, Latin America and the Caribbean 753,603 deaths from 23,955,190 infections, and the United States and Canada 568,035 deaths from 30,956,316 cases.

Asia has reported 267,927 deaths from 17,286,152 cases, the Middle East 111,697 deaths from 6,283,786 cases, Africa 110,871 deaths from 4,138,525 cases, and Oceania 976 deaths from 35,541 cases.

Since the start of the pandemic, the number of tests conducted has greatly increased while testing and reporting techniques have improved, leading to a rise in reported cases.

However, the number of diagnosed cases is only a part of the real total number of infections as a significant number of less serious or asymptomatic cases always remain undetected.

As a result of corrections by national authorities or late publication of data, the figures updated over the past 24 hours may not correspond exactly to the previous day’s tallies.

Nigeria Reports 131 COVID-19 Cases, No New Death

A health worker helps his colleague with his PPE at a health centre. Sodiq Adelakun/Channels TV.

 

A total of 131 new cases of coronavirus were reported on Monday in the country, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said.

In a tweet on Tuesday morning, the agency responsible for the management of disease outbreaks in the country noted that the new cases were recorded in 13 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Of the new infections, Lagos had 64, Rivers confirmed 12, Kaduna reported 11, Plateau recorded nine, Jigawa confirmed eight, Bayelsa recorded six, and Ondo had five.

While the trio of Ebonyi, FCT, and Osun reported four more cases respectively, one infection was confirmed each in Borno, Kano, Ogun, and Oyo States.

This brings the total number of cases confirmed since the outbreak of the disease in Nigeria to 161,868 confirmed.

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No new fatality was reported as the nation’s toll from the disease stood at 2,030, while the number of those who have been successfully treated and discharged rose to 148,125.

 

Avoiding A Third Wave

Before the latest update on the pandemic was released, Nigerian authorities had hinted at measures being taken to prevent a third wave of the pandemic.

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, gave the hint on Monday at the briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja.

As some countries in Europe experience a fresh wave of infections, he said Nigeria would continue to sustain its testing rate to identify, isolate, and treat positive cases.

As a member of the PTF, he noted that the government would continue to work towards better outcomes of cases.

He explained that this would be achieved by critically reviewing all the areas that would lead to the better management of infections while focusing on the evolving nature of the virus and the disease.

The minister who was not physically present at the briefing noted that the government has ensured continuous interface with the case managers at various isolation and treatment centres.

He added that the country has seen a reduction in the number of confirmed daily cases despite sustaining its testing rate.

COVID-19: Again, No Deaths As Nigeria Records Lowest Cases In March

A health worker is seen wearing a PPE amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Nigeria has not recorded a fresh COVID-19 death since Saturday, data from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control showed.

In an update, the disease control agency said just 86 new cases were reported on Sunday, the lowest in months.

This comes as Nigeria continues to roll-out its vaccination program across States.

The NCDC said the Sunday’s cases were recorded in six states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The FCT topped the list with 33 new cases and was followed by Lagos (28), Ondo (11), Kano (7), Akwa Ibom (3), Rivers (1) and Kaduna (1).

The latest figures bring the total number of infections in the country to 161,737.

Although, 2,030 persons have succumbed to the virus, 147,899 cases have been successfully treated and discharged.

 

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86 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;

 

Boost for Astrazeneca

Nigeria’s vaccine rollout has depended on the Astrazeneca jab, which was briefly suspended by European countries over concerns it triggered an increase in blood clotting.

However, Nigerian authorities and the WHO have dispelled such concerns, reiterating the vaccine’s safety.

On Monday, the makers of the AstraZeneca vaccine said the product is 80 per cent effective at preventing the disease in the elderly and does not increase the risk of blood clots following its US phase III efficiency trials.

It was 79 per cent effective at preventing symptomatic Covid-19 in the overall population and 100 per cent effective at preventing severe disease and hospitalization, it added.

The US phase III trial of the vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University involved 32,449 participants, with two-thirds receiving the jab, the pharmaceutical firm said in a statement.

Around 20 per cent were 65 or older, and about 60 per cent had health conditions associated with a higher risk of severe Covid-19, such as diabetes, severe obesity or cardiac disease.

“These findings reconfirm previous results observed in AZD1222 trials across all adult populations but it’s exciting to see similar efficacy results in people over 65 for the first time,” said Ann Falsey, professor of medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and co-lead principal investigator for the trial.

“This analysis validates the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine as a much-needed additional vaccination option, offering confidence that adults of all ages can benefit from protection against the virus.”

The trial’s independent data safety monitoring board found no increased risk of thrombosis among the 21,583 participants who received at least one dose, the statement said.

Some leading EU countries have resumed AstraZeneca vaccinations after the European Medicines Agency said Thursday the jab was “safe and effective” and was not linked to an increased risk of blood clots.

AstraZeneca said it was preparing to submit its findings to the US Food and Drug Administration to authorize the shot for emergency use.

“These results add to the growing body of evidence that shows this vaccine is well tolerated and highly effective against all severities of Covid-19 and across all age groups,” said Mene Pangalos, executive vice president of biopharmaceuticals R&D.

“We are confident this vaccine can play an important role in protecting millions of people worldwide against this lethal virus.”

The results also suggested that administering the second shot more than four weeks after the first could further increase efficacy.

Previous trials have shown leaving up to 12 weeks between jabs increased its efficacy.

Nigeria Records No New COVID-19 Deaths In Two Days

A file photo of a health worker writing on a paper. Channels TV/ Sodiq Adelakun.

 

Nigeria has not recorded any fatality from COVID-19 in the past two days, according to data from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

According to the NCDC in a late-night tweet on Friday, the country’s death toll still stands at 2,027.

The disease control agency last recorded a death on March 17.

Since then, the casualty figures have remained the same.

Meanwhile, new infection figures have also remained low with 13 states reporting 130 COVID-19 cases on Friday.

The NCDC had reported 135 new cases on Thursday.

The country’s total number of infections now stands at 161,539.

Giving a breakdown of the figures, NCDC said the top five states were Lagos – 46, Ogun – 19, Kwara – 18, FCT – 12 and Kaduna – 10.

Others include Ekiti – 6, Abia – 5, Edo, Sokoto and Osun – 3, Niger and Oyo – 2 and Akwa Ibom – 1.

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On a positive note, the country has successfully managed and discharged 147,581 patients said to have recovered from the virus.

Since the pandemic broke out in Nigeria in February last year, the country has carried out over 1.6 million tests.

More than two-thirds of the 161,000 people infected by COVID-19 in Nigeria has recovered after treatment.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) says it will not force anyone in the country to take the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

The Sultan of Sokoto and President General of the Council, His Eminence Sa’ad Abubakar, stated this at a meeting on Friday in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

He spoke at a meeting with the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha; the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire; and the Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr Faisal Shuaib.

According to the Sultan, the NSCIA has endorsed the vaccine but it will not decide for anyone whether or not to take the jab.

As controversies over the effectiveness of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines continue, the Nigerian authorities decided to meet with Muslim scholars and imams led by the Sultan to seek their support.

Nigeria Reports Lowest COVID-19 Cases Since November, No New Death

(FILE) A health worker wearing a Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) suit tests a swab sample for COVID-19 at a primary health centre. NOAH SEELAM / AFP

 

The fight against the coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria seems to be getting better since the country commenced the vaccination of its citizens.

Barely two weeks after the vaccination exercise began, the country recorded its lowest single-day figure in about four months and no new death was reported.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) – which manages disease outbreaks in the country – noted that 120 new cases were reported.

In a late-night tweet on Sunday, it noted that the new cases were reported in 13 states of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The last time Nigeria reported cases lower than Sunday’s figure was on November 29, 2020, and 82 fresh infections were confirmed.

 

Lagos reported the highest number of fresh infections – 32, and was followed by Rivers, Kaduna, and Bayelsa where 25, 20, and 13 cases were confirmed.

Others were Kano – seven, Jigawa – five, Borno – five, Abia – four, Oyo – three, Plateau – two, FCT – one, Ogun – one, Nasarawa – one, and Imo – one.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 160,657, while 145,399 cases have been discharged and 2,013 deaths recorded.

 

As of March 14, 2021, Nigeria has tested 1,684,305 samples for coronavirus and 13,245 cases are active.

Nigeria commenced its vaccination exercise on March 5 and the President, his vice, state governors, and top government officials, as well as frontline health workers, have taken their vaccine jabs.

See the breakdown of COVID-19 cases according to states below:

States AffectedNo. of Cases (Lab Confirmed)No. of Cases (on admission)No. DischargedNo. of Deaths
Lagos56,96249556,042425
FCT19,4703,72815,587155
Plateau8,988718,86057
Kaduna8,7851638,55765
Oyo6,8075046,187116
Rivers6,8032496,45797
Edo4,8201884,447185
Ogun4,5491914,30949
Kano3,873493,715109
Ondo3,1169752,08061
Kwara3,0142912,66855
Delta2,5937801,74469
Osun2,4871072,32852
Nasarawa2,2921,90637313
Enugu2,2213271,86529
Katsina2,07392,03034
Gombe2,018231,95243
Ebonyi1,9681621,77432
Anambra1,909641,82619
Akwa Ibom1,7025001,18814
Abia1,629441,56421
Imo1,6191511,43236
Bauchi1,4631791,26717
Borno1,321831,20038
Benue1,18857559122
Adamawa94264127031
Niger92348941717
Taraba8815580422
Ekiti8486577310
Bayelsa8284475826
Sokoto769074128
Jigawa501548016
Kebbi4279032314
Cross River3441431317
Yobe293252599
Zamfara22632158
Kogi5032

Nigeria Records 399 COVID-19 Cases, Eight More Fatalities

A health worker is seen wearing a PPE amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

The total number of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nigeria has continued to rise as the country confirms more infections on each new day.

Although there have been high and low figures of single-day cases, Nigeria reported 399 new infections and eight more fatalities on Friday.

This was revealed in a late-night tweet by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) which manages disease outbreaks in the country.

It noted that the new cases were reported in 17 states of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Lagos reported the highest cases – 101, followed by Anambra Edo, and Abia States which confirmed 96, 50, and 29 new infections.

Others are Imo – 28, Ogun – 19, Akwa Ibom – 16, Kaduna – 13, FCT – seven, Bayelsa – six, Kano – six, Oyo – six, Delta – five, Rivers – five, Nasarawa – four, Ebonyi – three, Osun – three, and Gombe two.

 

This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 160,332, while 144,059 cases have been discharged and 2,009 deaths recorded.

As of March 12, 2021, Nigeria has tested 1,601,396 samples for coronavirus and 14,264 cases are active.

See the breakdown of COVID-19 cases according to states below:

States AffectedNo. of Cases (Lab Confirmed)No. of Cases (on admission)No. DischargedNo. of Deaths
Lagos56,90561755,864424
FCT19,4474,64414,648155
Plateau8,986928,83757
Kaduna8,7511338,55365
Oyo6,8045016,187116
Rivers6,7672326,43897
Edo4,8122284,399185
Ogun4,5351884,29849
Kano3,863653,689109
Ondo3,0839442,08059
Kwara3,0142912,66855
Delta2,5937801,74469
Osun2,4871252,31052
Nasarawa2,2891,90337313
Enugu2,2213271,86529
Katsina2,06012,02534
Gombe2,018231,95243
Ebonyi1,9681621,77432
Anambra1,909641,82619
Akwa Ibom1,6875281,14514
Abia1,625401,56421
Imo1,6141471,43235
Bauchi1,4421581,26717
Borno1,316781,20038
Benue1,18857559122
Adamawa94264127031
Niger92148741717
Taraba8815580422
Ekiti8446776710
Bayelsa8154574426
Sokoto769074128
Jigawa496048016
Kebbi4127532314
Cross River3442030717
Yobe293252599
Zamfara22632158
Kogi5032

Nigeria Records 709 New COVID-19 Cases, 12 More Fatalities

(FILE) A health worker wearing a Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) suit tests a swab sample for COVID-19 at a primary healthcare centre. AFP

 

The total number of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nigeria has continued to rise as the country confirms more infections on each new day.

While there have been high and low figures of single-day cases, the country reported 709 new infections and 12 more fatalities on Thursday.

This was revealed in an early-morning tweet on Friday by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) which manages disease outbreaks in the country.

It noted that the new cases were reported in 20 states of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Unlike most times when Lagos recorded the highest number of single-day cases, Adamawa took the lead with 180 fresh infections.

The north-eastern state was trailed by Lagos which reported 141 new cases, as well as Ondo, Anambra, and Rivers which recorded 60, 54, and 41 cases respectively.

Others included Taraba – 33, Edo – 30, Abia – 22, Kaduna – 22, FCT – 21, Akwa Ibom – 20, Kano – 20, Plateau – 11, Ekiti – 10, Kebbi – 10, Nasarawa – 10, Bayelsa – seven, Ogun – five, Osun – five, Oyo – five, and Gombe – one.

 

This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 157,671, while 136,335 cases have been discharged and 1,951 deaths recorded.

As of March 5, 2021, Nigeria has tested 1,544,008 samples for coronavirus and 19,385 cases are active.

Amid the rising figure of confirmed cases, the fight against the outbreak received a major boost on Tuesday as Nigeria took delivery of its first batch of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines from COVAX, a World Health Organisation (WHO)-backed initiative set up to procure and ensure equitable distribution of vaccines for free among countries across the world.

The first shipment of 3,924,000 doses of the vaccines arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja on Tuesday afternoon via an Emirates airplane from India.

In preparation for the distribution, the Federal Government had said the vaccines would be administered in the order of priority, with the frontline health workers on the top of the list.

It noted that it would also consider the elderly and the strategic leaders in the country – such as the President and other key public office holders in the country.

See the breakdown of COVID-19 cases according to states below:

States AffectedNo. of Cases (Lab Confirmed)No. of Cases (on admission)No. DischargedNo. of Deaths
Lagos56,2731,55254,307414
FCT19,3137,24411,919150
Plateau8,939998,78357
Kaduna8,6101738,37463
Oyo6,7578625,781114
Rivers6,5972476,25397
Edo4,6413154,151175
Ogun4,4165523,81747
Kano3,8101903,516104
Ondo3,0669282,08058
Kwara2,9315792,30151
Delta2,5827731,74465
Osun2,4442842,10852
Nasarawa2,2471,86137313
Enugu2,0781841,86529
Katsina2,06012,02534
Gombe2,010151,95243
Ebonyi1,9283501,54731
Anambra1,7801701,59119
Akwa Ibom1,57257298614
Abia1,555461,48821
Imo1,528931,40728
Borno1,2971951,06438
Bauchi1,232191,19617
Benue1,18857559122
Adamawa94264127031
Niger91748341717
Taraba8468274222
Ekiti82310271110
Bayelsa7791374026
Sokoto769074128
Jigawa4965642911
Kebbi3986132314
Cross River3344327417
Yobe288282519
Zamfara220-32158
Kogi5032

Nigeria Records 464 New COVID-19 Cases, 16 More Deaths

A file photo of a healthcare worker holding a COVID-19 test kit. TARSO SARRAF / AFP

 

Nigeria has continued to witness new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) below the 500 mark for the sixth consecutive day as the death toll inches towards 2,000.

This comes as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says 464 new infections were confirmed in various parts of the country on Wednesday.

In an early-morning tweet on Thursday, the NCDC which is responsible for the management of disease outbreaks in Nigeria noted that the new cases were recorded in 21 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Of the states, Lagos was the only place where cases above the 100 mark were reported – 131, followed by Kaduna, Akwa Ibom, and Imo where 69, 33, and 31 more infections were reported.

Other states were Katsina – 30, Kano – 26, Ondo – 23, Yobe – 20, FCT – 18, Ogun – 13, Rivers – 12, Kebbi – 11, Ekiti – nine, Osun – six, Oyo – six, Borno – five, Gombe – five, Plateau – five, Edo – four. Abia – three, Delta – three, and Zamfara – one.

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According to the health agency, the country recorded 16 more fatalities on Wednesday, raising the death toll from the disease to 1,939.

On the other hand, the nation’s discharged figure has continued to increase following the recovery of 1,280 more patients.

Data from the NCDC revealed that Nigeria has confirmed a total of 156,963 cases with 135,831 cases discharged across the 36 states and the FCT.

As of 9am on March 4, 2021, the country has tested 1,544,008 samples while 19,212 cases are active.

See the breakdown of cases according to states below:

States AffectedNo. of Cases (Lab Confirmed)No. of Cases (on admission)No. DischargedNo. of Deaths
Lagos56,1321,68854,034410
FCT19,2927,22411,919149
Plateau8,9161068,75357
Kaduna8,6001638,37463
Oyo6,7528745,764114
Rivers6,5562276,23495
Edo4,6112854,151175
Ogun4,4116013,76347
Kano3,7901703,516104
Ondo3,0068692,08057
Kwara2,9315792,30151
Delta2,5827731,74465
Osun2,4393062,08251
Nasarawa2,2371,85137313
Enugu2,0781841,86529
Katsina2,06012,02534
Gombe2,056611,95243
Ebonyi1,8813031,54731
Anambra1,7261161,59119
Akwa Ibom1,55258395514
Abia1,533241,48821
Imo1,528931,40728
Borno1,2971951,06438
Bauchi1,232191,19617
Benue1,18857559122
Niger91748341717
Ekiti8139470910
Taraba8139469722
Bayelsa7722572126
Sokoto769174028
Adamawa76247026428
Jigawa4965642911
Kebbi3885132314
Cross River3344327417
Yobe288282519
Zamfara220-32158
Kogi5032