Nigeria Records 433 New COVID-19 Cases, Two Deaths


A health worker wearing a Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) suit tests a swab sample for COVID-19 at a primary health centre in Hyderabad on September 3, 2020. NOAH SEELAM / AFP

 

A total of 433 new cases of COVID-19 were reported from 16 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Thursday.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed this in an early-morning Facebook post on Friday while giving an update on the outbreak of the disease in the country.

Of the new cases reported on September 23, the FCT reported the highest cases of 172 – representing about 39.72 per cent of the total single-day tally.

Others are Lagos – 79, Anambra – 63, Rivers – 27, Plateau – 13, Oyo – 10, Delta – nine, Ondo – eight, Edo – seven, Gombe – six, Akwa Ibom – five, Borno – five, Ekiti – four, Bayelsa – two, Zamfara – two, Enugu – one, and Kano – one.

As Nigeria battles the third wave of the pandemic, the agency disclosed that two more people have died of complications related to the disease.

Since the country recorded its first cases in February 2020, the NCDC has confirmed a total of 203,514 cases from the 2,997,060 tested so far.

Of the confirmed cases, 191,942 people who tested positive for the disease have recovered and have been discharged while the nation’s death toll stands at 2,668.

In its resolve to attain herd immunity against the virus, the Federal Government has received more donations of vaccines from various international bodies.

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
76,261
3,247
72,350
664
FCT
21,614
1,084
20,349
181
Rivers
11,854
387
11,313
154
Kaduna
9,512
62
9,380
70
Plateau
9,342
101
9,178
63
Oyo
8,652
622
7,840
190
Edo
6,333
781
5,336
216
Ogun
5,353
30
5,244
79
Ondo
4,446
149
4,206
91
Akwa Ibom
4,310
569
3,699
42
Kano
4,169
58
3,999
112
Kwara
3,791
80
3,650
61
Delta
3,380
737
2,556
87
Osun
2,835
35
2,715
85
Enugu
2,676
58
2,589
29
Nasarawa
2,427
43
2,345
39
Gombe
2,373
38
2,290
45
Anambra
2,268
61
2,188
19
Katsina
2,216
1
2,180
35
Ebonyi
2,059
24
2,003
32
Abia
1,914
27
1,862
25
Imo
1,805
87
1,678
40
Ekiti
1,702
209
1,467
26
Benue
1,616
174
1,418
24
Bauchi
1,612
5
1,590
17
Borno
1,352
0
1,314
38
Bayelsa
1,212
122
1,062
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
255
4
243
8
Kogi
5
0
3
2


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