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Nigeria Records Lowest New COVID-19 Cases Since December

Nigeria on Monday recorded its lowest number of daily new COVID-19 cases since December when the federal government declared a second wave of the pandemic.

According to figures released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control late Monday, the country recorded 676 new cases of the novel coronavirus.

However, the virus’ death toll increased by 21.

To date, the NCDC has reported 131,918 cases of the virus, with 106,275 discharged and 1,607 deaths.

Monday’s new cases were reported from 19 states, including Lagos (227), Rivers (73), Niger (69), Plateau (56), FCT (50), Kano (44), Oyo (43), Ogun (27), Gombe (18), Ondo (15), Enugu (10), Osun (10), Cross River (8), Edo (8), Nasarawa (7), Bauchi (4), Kaduna (3), Ekiti (2), and Zamfara (2).

Earlier on Monday, the NCDC had confirmed six new cases of the B117 strain of COVID-19 in the country.

Imported from Britain, the new strain is believed to be deadlier, NCDC chief, Chikwe Ihekweazu said during a press briefing of the Presidential Task Force in Abuja.

He urged Nigerians to be more careful and adhere to health protocols such as social distancing and wearing of masks, especially in public spaces.

Meanwhile, the federal government has said it is targetting to vaccinate at least 70 per cent of Nigerians.

The government is yet to take delivery of any COVID-19 vaccine but some 100,000 doses from the WHO-backed Covax initiative are expected in February.

The government also said it has secured about 41 million doses through an African Union vaccine initiative.

The 41 million vaccine doses are expected to come from three major sources: Pfizer, AstraZeneca (through the Serum Institute of India), and Johnson & Johnson.

Many African countries, including Nigeria, are yet to start vaccination programs even as the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise across the continent.

 

Below is a table showing the number of confirmed cases by State:

States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Cases (on admission) No. Discharged No. of Deaths
Lagos 49,501 7,463 41,709 329
FCT 16,913 5,794 10,992 127
Plateau 7,950 510 7,387 53
Kaduna 7,664 524 7,083 57
Oyo 5,460 1,247 4,128 85
Rivers 5,349 690 4,578 81
Edo 3,802 604 3,058 140
Ogun 3,408 529 2,836 43
Kano 3,036 397 2,558 81
Delta 2,323 534 1,737 52
Ondo 2,315 264 2,000 51
Kwara 1,936 346 1,549 41
Katsina 1,864 107 1,730 27
Nasarawa 1,817 1,479 325 13
Enugu 1,748 216 1,511 21
Gombe 1,624 129 1,453 42
Osun 1,547 312 1,203 32
Ebonyi 1,423 182 1,211 30
Abia 1,220 114 1,094 12
Bauchi 1,146 12 1,117 17
Imo 1,116 263 835 18
Borno 957 147 774 36
Anambra 893 540 334 19
Akwa Ibom 878 327 541 10
Benue 848 284 544 20
Niger 757 326 417 14
Sokoto 748 21 701 26
Bayelsa 669 36 609 24
Adamawa 631 363 240 28
Ekiti 579 87 483 9
Jigawa 460 59 390 11
Taraba 412 83 314 15
Kebbi 270 4 253 13
Yobe 241 34 199 8
Zamfara 205 7 190 8
Cross River 203 2 189 12
Kogi 5 0 3 2
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