Wednesday, October 5, 2022

COVID-19: Nigeria’s total infection now 195,052, with 2,522 fatalities

The 964 new cases reported indicated an increase from the 444 cases posted on Friday.

• September 5, 2021
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Nigeria’s COVID-19 infection toll now stands at 195,052, with a fatality toll of 2,522, according to the Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC).

The NCDC made this known via its website on Sunday.

Nigeria recorded 27 new COVID-19 related deaths and 964 new infections from 19 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The 964 new cases reported indicated an increase from the 444 cases posted on Friday.

NCDC noted that Lagos, Nigeria’s epicentre of COVID-19, reported 456; Ondo followed with 180, while Edo recorded the third-highest infection with 66 cases.

Other states recorded a significant number as well. Rivers (62), Niger (26), Akwa Ibom (25), Ekiti (22), Kwara (22), Oyo (22), Kaduna (17), Delta (14), Benue (12), Gombe (9), Plateau (9), FCT (8), Jigawa (5), Ogun (4), Bayelsa and Nasarawa (2) each, and Bauchi (1).

The agency also noted that the country’s active coronavirus cases were 10,026, with a total of 182,463 cases successfully treated and discharged after recovery as of September 4. 

The NCDC said over 2.7 million virus samples were tested, with a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre activated at level two to coordinate the national response activities.

Meanwhile, the NCDC noted that with the recent surge of COVID-19 cases in the country, Nigerians must do their part to help minimise instances of exposure by getting vaccinated.

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