Nigeria Records 753 More COVID-19 Cases, Five New Deaths

Nigeria Records 753 More COVID-19 Cases, Five New Deaths 2
A well being employee seen sporting a PPE amid the COVID-19 pandemic.


Nigeria has recorded 753 extra circumstances of coronavirus illness (COVID-19) with 5 new fatalities up to now 24 hours.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this through its newest publish on Facebook on Thursday night time, including that the infections have been reported in Lagos, the FCT and 12 different states of the federation.

While Lagos stays the epicentre of the virus with 364 new circumstances, FCT recorded 12 infections with Akwa Ibom coming second on the listing with 141 circumstances.

Other states with excessive variety of circumstances embrace Oyo – 74, Rivers – 46, Abia – 38, Ogun -24, Kwara – 20 and Ekiti – 10.

On the opposite hand, states with low infections embrace Delta – 9, Edo – 6, Plateau – 5, Imo – 3 and Bayelsa – 1.

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Meanwhile, the nation’s fatality toll from the illness now stands at 2,200.

However, nearly 12,000 circumstances are nonetheless energetic within the West African nation. Many are being managed at accredited isolation centres whereas others are below dwelling care administration.

This is even because the Federal Government on Thursday took supply of 177,600 doses of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine.

The single-shot J&J vaccine was acquired by the African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT), with help from Afrexim financial institution.

According to the Africa Centre for Disease Control, the vaccines have been partly manufactured in Africa.

The vaccines are anticipated to be deployed in hard-to-reach areas, to eradicate the necessity for journey for a second dose.

More of the J&J vaccines are anticipated within the nation. Health Minister Osagie Ehanire mentioned on Thursday Nigeria has procured practically 40 million doses of the vaccine by AVAT.

Nigeria is anticipated to step up its Covid-19 vaccination program after receiving over 4 million doses of the Moderna vaccine from the US authorities final week.

Only about one per cent of the inhabitants has been vaccinated to date.

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Nigeria Records 753 More COVID-19 Cases, Five New Deaths

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