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Nigeria Reports Seven More Deaths, 637 New COVID-19 Cases

As Nigerian authorities battle the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, seven more people died of complications relating to the disease on Wednesday.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this in its latest update on the outbreak, saying 637 new cases were recorded in 18 states and the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Lagos reported the highest cases – 322, followed by Rivers, Edo, and Delta States that recorded 70, 54, and 34 more infections respectively.

Others are Akwa Ibom – 31, Kwara – 31, FCT – 29, Ekiti – 17, Ogun – 14, Osun – 10, Kebbi – eight, Cross River – five, Plateau – three, Taraba – three, Kaduna – two, Bayelsa – two, Benue – one, Enugu – one, and Kano – one.

“States with zero cases reported (six): Gombe, Kano, Nasarawa, Oyo, Sokoto, and Zamfara,” the disease control agency said in a Facebook post.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 188,880, since the first COVID-19 case was reported in late February 2020.

Of the confirmed cases, 169,382 people have been discharged while 2,288 others have died from complications relating to the disease.

As of 9am on Friday, the NCDC said it has collected and tested a total of 2,727,834 samples for COVID-19.

In a bid to win the fight against the disease, authorities have stepped up efforts to ensure citizens take the COVID-19 vaccine for full protection against the virus.

They have asked the people to go to the various vaccination centres to take the first jab of the Moderna vaccine, as well as the second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

However, the government has asked the people to continue to adhere to the measures put in place to curb the spread of the disease – even after taking the vaccine – until the nation attains herd immunity.

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 71,455 12,423 58,561 471
FCT 20,476 380 19,922 174
Rivers 9,772 1,275 8,376 121
Kaduna 9,214 17 9,131 66
Plateau 9,138 24 9,055 59
Oyo 7,893 552 7,183 158
Edo 5,204 189 4,825 190
Ogun 5,200 179 4,947 74
Kano 4,037 7 3,920 110
Ondo 3,873 280 3,523 70
Akwa Ibom 3,801 721 3,048 32
Kwara 3,471 302 3,112 57
Delta 2,860 229 2,556 75
Osun 2,683 34 2,573 76
Enugu 2,541 -9 2,521 29
Nasarawa 2,413 29 2,345 39
Gombe 2,235 34 2,157 44
Katsina 2,164 29 2,100 35
Ebonyi 2,047 12 2,003 32
Anambra 2,043 56 1,968 19
Abia 1,791 8 1,760 23
Imo 1,697 14 1,645 38
Bauchi 1,553 2 1,534 17
Benue 1,408 -6 1,390 24
Ekiti 1,355 263 1,077 15
Borno 1,344 1 1,305 38
Adamawa 1,136 6 1,098 32
Taraba 1,062 27 1,011 24
Bayelsa 1,004 50 928 26
Niger 964 30 914 20
Sokoto 794 4 762 28
Jigawa 562 25 521 16
Yobe 501 2 490 9
Cross River 475 12 442 21
Kebbi 458 9 433 16
Zamfara 251 0 243 8
Kogi 5 0 3 2
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