Nigeria Records 213 More COVID-19 Cases, Two New Deaths


A file photo of a healthcare worker holding a COVID-19 test kit. TARSO SARRAF / AFP

 

Nigeria has confirmed 213 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in various parts of the country, said the Federal Government agency responsible for the control of disease outbreaks.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this in its latest update on the outbreak, saying the new cases were reported in 12 states on Monday.

Two new deaths were recorded, the agency added.

Of the cases, Lagos recorded an alarming number of infections – 157 – at a time when the whole country had reported low cases in previous months.

Coming after the nation’s commercial capital was Rivers where 20 new infections were reported while Plateau recorded 12 more cases with Enugu and Oyo having six new infections.

Other states included Gombe – three, Bauchi – two, Imo – two, Kaduna – two, Edo – one, Ekiti – one, and Ogun one.

Data from the NCDC revealed that as of Tuesday, Nigeria has confirmed a total of 171,324 cases from the 2,439,850 samples tested so far.

Of the confirmed cases, 164,798 cases have been discharged and 2,134 deaths have been recorded in all 36 states of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

As Nigeria’s confirmed cases continue to rise with fears and panic from citizens, authorities have yet to officially declare a third wave of the pandemic.

However, the Federal Government and some state authorities have reintroduced the initially relaxed protocols, as part of efforts to prevent the disturbing trend.

Among the measures put in place include the mandatory use of face masks in public places, maintaining social distancing, and restriction of crowds in places of worship and social gatherings.

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
62,312
3,341
58,515
456
FCT
19,944
34
19,741
169
Kaduna
9,129
6
9,058
65
Plateau
9,082
17
9,008
57
Rivers
7,534
137
7,295
102
Oyo
6,978
97
6,753
128
Edo
4,917
7
4,725
185
Ogun
4,737
36
4,647
54
Kano
4,008
2
3,896
110
Ondo
3,524
45
3,413
66
Kwara
3,162
39
3,068
55
Delta
2,663
35
2,556
72
Osun
2,579
7
2,520
52
Enugu
2,490
26
2,435
29
Nasarawa
2,385
1
2,345
39
Akwa Ibom
2,248
310
1,917
21
Gombe
2,122
9
2,069
44
Katsina
2,114
25
2,055
34
Ebonyi
2,039
5
2,002
32
Anambra
1,909
64
1,826
19
Abia
1,700
-1
1,679
22
Imo
1,663
2
1,624
37
Bauchi
1,551
1
1,533
17
Benue
1,366
15
1,327
24
Borno
1,344
1
1,305
38
Adamawa
1,134
4
1,098
32
Taraba
1,001
0
977
24
Niger
935
5
913
17
Ekiti
920
42
867
11
Bayelsa
908
2
880
26
Sokoto
786
11
747
28
Jigawa
538
10
512
16
Yobe
499
0
490
9
Kebbi
450
42
392
16
Cross River
404
2
384
18
Zamfara
244
3
233
8
Kogi
5
0
3
2


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