Nigeria Records 2 Deaths From COVID 19 as Cases Continue to Rise
Nigeria recorded two deaths from COVID 19 complications on Thursday, bringing the country’s death toll to 2,141
According to an update posted on the NCDC’s Facebook page, 558 new infections were recorded across 15 states of the country and FCT
Since the country recorded 317 cases on Saturday (its highest in four months) COVID cases have continued to rise astronomically
Nigeria recorded 558 COVID 19 cases on Thursday, as well as 2 deaths from COVID complications.
This was disclosed during the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) daily update on its official Facebook page.
According to the update, the 558 new cases were recorded across 15 states of the country and the Federal Capital Territory(FCT).
The latest figure is higher than the 535 recorded cases on Wednesday and it is the highest daily total since March 4, when the country recorded 708 cases.
Since Saturday, Nigeria’s daily confirmed COVID 19 cases has continued to rise and the latest is significantly higher than 317 recorded that day.
According to this update, the total recorded cases of COVID in Nigeria is 178,821, with a total of 2,141 deaths.
The majority (376) of the latest recorded infections were from people in Lagos state, followed by Oyo with 33 cases.
The list goes on with 26 for Akwa-Ibom, 22 for Abuja, 15 for Imo, 13 each for Bayelsa and Ekiti, and 12 for Kano.
Ogun state and Plateau recorded 11 each, Delta 9, Jigawa 6, while Rivers and Zamfara had 4.
The list is completed by Edo state with 2 cases and Ebonyi with 1.
Meanwhile, the health minister Osagie Ehanire has disclosed that Nigeria is set to receive 29 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to combat COVID 19.