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COVID-19: 219 Recover In 24 Hours As Nigeria Records Two More Deaths

A health worker prepares a dose of the Russian Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine in the West Bank city of Hebron, on February 11, 2021.  HAZEM BADER / AFP

 

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No fewer than 219 people have recovered from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the past 24 hours.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) which confirmed this in its latest update on Saturday night, said two more deaths were reported.

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According to the health agency, 101 more infections were recorded in 10 states and the FCT, with Lagos topping the states with 32 cases.

The states are Abia – 16, Ebonyi – 14, FCT – 10, Bayelsa and Rivers – 6, Bauchi – 5, Jigawa – 4, Oyo and Akwa Ibom – 3 and Osun being the least with two cases.

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This brings the total number of cases confirmed since the outbreak of the disease in Nigeria to 162,489 confirmed.

Following the two new deaths reported, the fatalities figures from the disease rose to 2,041, while the number of those who have been successfully treated and discharged rose to 150,205.

As of Sunday, Nigeria has tested a total of 1,727,467 samples for COVID-19 while 10,363 cases are still active.

Confirmed Cases by State

States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Cases (on admission) No. Discharged No. of Deaths
Lagos 57,501 81 56,990 430
FCT 19,603 2,382 17,064 157
Plateau 9,019 63 8,899 57
Kaduna 8,908 68 8,775 65
Rivers 6,899 61 6,739 99
Oyo 6,835 498 6,221 116
Edo 4,873 37 4,644 192
Ogun 4,613 151 4,413 49
Kano 3,897 24 3,763 110
Ondo 3,168 1,012 2,094 62
Kwara 3,070 201 2,814 55
Delta 2,599 784 1,744 71
Osun 2,522 25 2,445 52
Nasarawa 2,318 1,932 373 13
Enugu 2,221 327 1,865 29
Katsina 2,082 18 2,030 34
Gombe 2,030 3 1,983 44
Ebonyi 1,993 23 1,938 32
Anambra 1,909 64 1,826 19
Akwa Ibom 1,759 361 1,384 14
Abia 1,649 9 1,619 21
Imo 1,642 70 1,535 37
Bauchi 1,516 75 1,424 17
Borno 1,327 89 1,200 38
Benue 1,188 575 591 22
Adamawa 1,051 745 274 32
Niger 930 496 417 17
Taraba 910 24 864 22
Ekiti 864 46 807 11
Bayelsa 846 36 784 26
Sokoto 774 5 741 28
Jigawa 514 13 485 16
Kebbi 442 34 392 16
Cross River 366 8 341 17
Yobe 313 20 284 9
Zamfara 232 3 221 8
Kogi 5 0 3 2

 

More Vaccines For Nigeria

As the country continues to vaccinate its people against the disease, the fight against the pandemic received a boost with the donation of 300,000 additional doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.

Mr Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 had told reporters on Monday in Abuja that the vaccines were donated by telecommunications giant – MTN and called on other partners to contribute towards the fight against COVID-19 in the country.

The first batch of 3,924,000 doses of the vaccines arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja on March 2 via an Emirates airplane from India.

Nigeria commenced the exercise three days later with the vaccination of four frontline healthcare workers in the nation’s capital.

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