Nigeria Records Highest Daily COVID-19 Cases In Seven Months

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A well being employee holding the COVID-19 vaccine.


Nigeria witnessed a spike in COVID-19 circumstances on Wednesday, recording its highest day by day circumstances in seven months.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control confirmed 1,149 contemporary infections for the day, 3 times greater than the 357 circumstances confirmed on Tuesday.

Wednesday’s figures additionally marks the primary time the nation is reporting greater than 1,000 circumstances in a day since February 19 when 1,492 circumstances had been reported.

According to the NCDC, the circumstances reported on Wednesday had been unfold throughout 15 states and the Federal Capital Territory Abuja.

Lagos, the epicentre of the pandemic within the nation, had essentially the most infections with 680. Rivers State had 157 infections, Akwa Ibom – 94, Oyo – 56, Edo – 36, FCT – 34, Ogun – 31 and Ekiti – 20.

Other states with contemporary circumstances are Delta – 16, Abia – 5, Nasarawa – 5, Osun – 5, Cross River – 4, Plateau – 3, Sokoto – 2 and Kano – 1.

As of Thursday morning, 184,593 folks have been contaminated with COVID-19 in Nigeria. A complete of two,236 folks have died to this point, whereas 167,738 have been handled and discharged.

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A person takes the COVID-19 vaccine as Nigeria flags off the second part of the train on August 16, 2021. Channels TV/ Sodiq Adelakun.


While the NCDC has linked the resurgence in circumstances to the Delta variant, the nation has additionally launched its second part of vaccination.

It was launched in Abuja on Monday, days after the nation acquired 4 million doses of the Moderna vaccine from the US.

At the occasion, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha, described the vaccines because the nation’s “ only hope out of COVID-19”.

Aside from the Moderna jabs, Nigeria has additionally taken supply of 177,600 doses of the single-shot Johnson and Johnson vaccine anticipated to be deployed to hard-to-reach locations.

The J&J vaccine was obtained via the African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT), with assist from Afrexim financial institution.

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