COVID 19 Cases Drop as Phase 2 Vaccination Begins in Nigeria
Nigeria recorded new COVID 19 cases on Tuesday, August 17, according to the latest report released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control
The latest reported infection represents a decline from the 584 cases that were recorded across the country on Monday
Meanwhile, the country has kickstarted phase 2 of its vaccination program, which is expected to help develop herd immunity and limit the spread of the infectious virus
Nigeria recorded 357 new COVID 19 cases on Tuesday, according to the report released by Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday morning.
The recently recorded infection represents a significant decline from the 584 cases that were reported on the previous day.
The much lower recorded infection is likely because cases from Lagos state were not added to the data.
The latest data was based on testing reports submitted by 15 states across the country.
In the absence of Lagos, Rivers state led the way with 170 new infections while Ondo followed with 38.
Gombe had 34 new cases, Ogun (20), Ekiti(20), FCT(18), Anambra (16) and Oyo(13).
The list is completed by Kwara with 10 cases, while Imo, Bayelsa, and Edo recorded 6 cases each.
The report shows that 3 states (Kano, Nasarawa, and Plateau) did not have any new COVID 19 cases even though people were tested there.
The latest report brings the total number of recorded cases to 183,444. 167,459 people have been discharged, while 2,229 died.
Meanwhile, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency has kick-started phase 2 vaccination in Nigeria after receiving vaccines from various sources.
Since the start of the month, Nigeria had received almost 5 million doses of vaccine which includes Moderna, Jansen, and AstraZeneca brands.