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Nigeria Records 166 New COVID-19 Cases, Two Deaths

A health worker prepares to inoculate a private hospital staff with a Covid-19 vaccine in Hyderabad on January 28, 2021. Noah SEELAM / AFP
A health worker prepares to inoculate a private hospital staff with a Covid-19 vaccine in Hyderabad on January 28, 2021. Noah SEELAM / AFP

Nigeria has recorded 166 new COVID-19 cases and two deaths.

The Nigeria Centre for Control (NCDC) disclosed this in its daily COVID-19 report on Wednesday.

According to the report, the new cases spread across 15 states to include: Delta (36), FCT (22), Rivers (21), Lagos (20), Anambra (18), Ondo (17), Oyo (8), Kebbi (6), Enugu (5), Plateau (5), Ebonyi (3), Kano (2), Bayelsa (1), Ekiti (1) and Jigawa (1).

This now brings the total number of infected persons in the country to 211,496.

202,930 persons have, however, recovered from the virus while 2,886 have died.

Read Also: Lagos Fears Possible Fourth COVID-19 Wave, Launches Mass Vaccination Programme

With Lagos still having the highest number of infected persons (76,916) – the state government has raised an alarm over the possibility of a fourth wave of COVID-19 as the Yuletide approaches.

In a bid to tackle the re-emergence of the viral infection, the government launched a mass vaccination campaign aimed at vaccinating four million residents in Lagos before the end of the year.

The state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who launched the campaign on Wednesday at an event in Victoria Island said residents from 18 years and above were eligible to be fully immunised with the COVID-19 vaccine.

“There is potential for the fourth wave of COVID-19 as our borders would be opened to all people coming into Lagos in December,” he was quoted as saying in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile.

“To prevent the catastrophic events we witnessed in the previous waves, the state has developed a robust vaccination drive, leveraging on both the strengths we have in the public and private sectors of our healthcare system”.

States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Cases (on admission) No. Discharged No. of Deaths
Lagos 77,743 76 76,916 751
FCT 23,199 2,008 20,973 218
Rivers 12,675 106 12,415 154
Kaduna 10,010 95 9,837 78
Plateau 9,744 172 9,504 68
Oyo 8,750 22 8,537 191
Edo 6,570 38 6,308 224
Ogun 5,372 2 5,290 80
Ondo 4,562 104 4,360 98
Akwa Ibom 4,348 228 4,076 44
Kano 4,342 82 4,143 117
Delta 4,140 1,474 2,556 110
Kwara 3,952 239 3,650 63
Osun 2,985 43 2,856 86
Enugu 2,755 117 2,609 29
Gombe 2,566 8 2,501 57
Nasarawa 2,503 119 2,345 39
Anambra 2,387 35 2,333 19
Katsina 2,226 6 2,185 35
Ebonyi 2,062 26 2,004 32
Imo 2,052 112 1,899 41
Abia 2,017 17 1,970 30
Benue 1,788 308 1,455 25
Ekiti 1,772 26 1,718 28
Bauchi 1,680 37 1,625 18
Borno 1,356 4 1,314 38
Bayelsa 1,236 9 1,199 28
Taraba 1,202 53 1,121 28
Adamawa 1,157 27 1,098 32
Niger 1,057 39 998 20
Sokoto 807 7 772 28
Cross River 634 12 597 25
Jigawa 599 10 572 17
Yobe 502 3 490 9
Kebbi 464 15 433 16
Zamfara 277 1 268 8
Kogi 5 0 3 2

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