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Nigeria Reports Two More COVID-19 Deaths, 377 New Infections

Nigeria Reports Two More Covid-19 Deaths, 377 New Infections

Nigeria Reports Two More Covid-19 Deaths, 377 New Infections
A health worker helps his colleague with his PPE during community testing as part of efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19. Sodiq Adelakun/Channels TV

 

Nigeria on Wednesday reported two more deaths from complications related to COVID-19, 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 an early-morning post on its verified Facebook page on Thursday, the agency stated that the new fatalities raised the death toll from the disease in the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory to 2,666.

Similarly, the NCDC said 377 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed from 15 states and the nation’s capital.

Of the new infections, Lagos reported the highest figure – 70, while the FCT and Kaduna had 67 and 38 more cases respectively.

Others are Edo – 36, Rivers – 28, Delta – 23, Kwara – 22, Ondo – 18, Plateau – 17, Oyo – 16, Benue – 12, Ekiti – 10, Gombe – eight, Kano – seven, Imo – three, and Jigawa – two.

As of 9:30am on Thursday, data from the NCDC revealed that Nigeria has confirmed a total of 203,081 cases from the 2,997,060 samples collected and tested so far.

Of the confirmed cases, 191,601 infected people have recovered from the disease while 8,806 cases are active as Nigeria battles the third wave of the pandemic.

Meanwhile, authorities have continued to stress the need for people to comply with the measures in place to curb the spread of the disease as they reactivate the initially relaxed protocols.

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 Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Cases (on admission) No. Discharged No. of Deaths
Lagos 76,182 3,168 72,350 664
FCT 21,423 897 20,345 181
Rivers 11,827 425 11,249 153
Kaduna 9,512 62 9,380 70
Plateau 9,329 88 9,178 63
Oyo 8,642 627 7,825 190
Edo 6,326 784 5,326 216
Ogun 5,353 30 5,244 79
Ondo 4,438 141 4,206 91
Akwa Ibom 4,305 581 3,682 42
Kano 4,168 57 3,999 112
Kwara 3,791 80 3,650 61
Delta 3,371 728 2,556 87
Osun 2,835 35 2,715 85
Enugu 2,675 112 2,534 29
Nasarawa 2,427 43 2,345 39
Gombe 2,367 32 2,290 45
Katsina 2,216 1 2,180 35
Anambra 2,205 129 2,057 19
Ebonyi 2,059 24 2,003 32
Abia 1,914 27 1,862 25
Imo 1,805 87 1,678 40
Ekiti 1,698 236 1,437 25
Benue 1,616 174 1,418 24
Bauchi 1,612 5 1,590 17
Borno 1,347 -5 1,314 38
Bayelsa 1,210 135 1,047 28
Adamawa 1,157 27 1,098 32
Taraba 1,092 14 1,054 24
Niger 1,021 25 976 20
Sokoto 796 2 766 28
Jigawa 576 3 557 16
Cross River 569 19 529 21
Yobe 501 2 490 9
Kebbi 458 9 433 16
Zamfara 253 2 243 8
Kogi 5 0 3 2

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