Nigeria records more COVID-19 deaths, cases

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Nigeria records more COVID-19 deaths, cases
Nigeria records more COVID-19 deaths, cases

Africa-PressNigeria. Nigeria, on Monday, recorded four more COVID-19-related deaths and 379 new infections from 17 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), in Nigeria.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made this known on its Website.

The NCDC attributed the surge to the highly transmissible Delta variant and low vaccination rates across the country.

The NCDC noted that Lagos State recorded the highest infections with (138), while Rivers followed with (44) and the FCT (26).

Others are Ekiti (23), Oyo (22), Akwa Ibom (18), Adamawa (17), Delta (17), Anambra (15), Edo (14), Ogun (13), Bayelsa (8), Niger (7), Kwara (6), Gombe (5), Plateau (4), Kaduna and Kano (one) respectively.

It added that the four COVID-19 related deaths reported on Monday increased the country’s fatality figure to 2,556.

The NCDC said that the number of active coronavirus infections has risen to 8,429.

The agency said that over 2,884,034 million people have been tested out of the roughly 200 million population.

The centre said that Nigeria have so far treated 184,882, COVID-19 cases following the discharge of 353 additional people on Sunday.

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