COVID-19: Nigeria Records 27 New Deaths, 1,114 Fresh Cases

Nigeria has recorded 27 new deaths from the coronavirus, even as the country recorded 1,114 fresh infections on Friday.

This was disclosed in the report published by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in the early hours of Saturday.

The new cases were recorded in 21 states and the Federal Capital Territory, with Lagos still leading with 408 new infections.

The FCT had 95 cases, Plateau-90 Ondo-66 Kaduna-63 Oyo-56 Borno-46 Imo-42 Edo-41 Ogun-37 Rivers-31 Ekiti-25 Yobe-20 Kano-18 Akwa Ibom-18 Delta-15 Osun-15 Kwara-11 Bayelsa-6 Nasarawa-6 Zamfara-4 and Bauchi-1.

102,780 are also said to have recovered, while the death toll now stands at 1,577.

 

 

 

Confirmed Cases by State

States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Cases (on admission) No. Discharged No. of Deaths
Lagos 47,879 7,997 39,571 311
FCT 16,565 5,469 10,970 126
Plateau 7,891 741 7,097 53
Kaduna 7,575 568 6,950 57
Oyo 5,364 1,171 4,110 83
Rivers 5,206 691 4,436 79
Edo 3,762 601 3,022 139
Ogun 3,314 553 2,719 42
Kano 2,931 360 2,494 77
Delta 2,315 526 1,737 52
Ondo 2,288 237 2,000 51
Kwara 1,934 344 1,549 41
Katsina 1,838 110 1,701 27
Nasarawa 1,764 1,426 325 13
Enugu 1,738 296 1,421 21
Gombe 1,591 132 1,417 42
Osun 1,489 331 1,126 32
Ebonyi 1,393 166 1,197 30
Abia 1,220 114 1,094 12
Bauchi 1,142 8 1,117 17
Imo 1,088 238 832 18
Borno 946 136 774 36
Benue 829 266 543 20
Akwa Ibom 807 277 520 10
Anambra 807 454 334 19
Sokoto 718 25 667 26
Niger 688 257 417 14
Bayelsa 667 70 573 24
Adamawa 631 363 240 28
Ekiti 559 116 435 8
Jigawa 457 56 390 11
Taraba 367 119 233 15
Kebbi 267 51 203 13
Yobe 241 34 199 8
Zamfara 203 10 185 8
Cross River 195 4 179 12
Kogi 5 0 3 2

 

As the virus surges on and calls for more testing intensify, the country is also looking to secure vaccines as soon as possible.

As of Thursday, the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, said Nigeria had secured an additional 41 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines.

However, the delivery date for the vaccines remains unknown as manufacturers struggle to meet global demand in time.

The 41 million doses were secured as part of efforts by an African Union task team to help countries on the continent gain equitable access to vaccines.

Also, Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres said Thursday that conscious efforts have to be made to ensure that vaccines get to everyone.

Shortly after receiving his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in New York City, Guterres said the world must come together if progress is to be made.

Globally, at least 2,191,865 people have died from the virus since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019, according to an AFP tally from official sources.

More than 101,436,360 cases have been registered.

The US remains the country that has suffered the highest toll with 433,206 deaths, followed by Brazil with 221,547 and Mexico with 155,145.

The number of deaths globally is, however, said to be underestimated as the toll is calculated from daily figures published by national health authorities and does not include later revisions by statistics agencies.

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