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Nigeria Records 379 New COVID-19 Infections, Four Fatalities

File photo of medical personnel at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja.

A total of 379 new cases of COVID-19 were reported from 18 states in the country with additional four fatalities on Monday, September 6.

This was disclosed in an update on the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) website, late Monday night.

“On the 6th of September 2021, 379 new confirmed cases and 4 deaths were recorded in Nigeria

“The 379 new cases are reported from 18 states- Lagos (138), Rivers (44), FCT (26), 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 (1) and Kano (1).”

According to the disease centre, Nigeria’s total infection from the pandemic currently stands at 195,890 while 184,882 have recovered and have been discharged.

The fatality toll stands at 2,556 and according to the agency, “A multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 2, and continues to coordinate the national response activities.”

Meanwhile, the 379 new cases and four fatalities recorded on Monday is a drop in the figure compared to the 459 new cases and 30 deaths reported the previous day.

COVID-19 vaccinations are still ongoing across the country as part of efforts to halt the spread of the pandemic, which is now in its third wave.

As part of its efforts, the Federal Government recently approved the appointment of Dr Ifedayo Adetifa as the new Director-General of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

Dr Adetifa replaces former NCDC chief, Chikwe Ihekweazu, who recently got a new job as the Assistant Director-General of Health Emergency Intelligence at the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Adetifa is a paediatrician and infectious diseases epidemiologist.

States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Cases (on admission) No. Discharged No. of Deaths
Lagos 74,044 2,772 70,624 648
FCT 20,710 473 20,061 176
Rivers 10,809 833 9,839 137
Kaduna 9,281 56 9,159 66
Plateau 9,218 80 9,077 61
Oyo 8,380 758 7,453 169
Edo 5,685 536 4,949 200
Ogun 5,313 112 5,123 78
Akwa Ibom 4,153 721 3,390 42
Ondo 4,148 272 3,800 76
Kano 4,102 61 3,930 111
Kwara 3,653 387 3,207 59
Delta 3,044 403 2,556 85
Osun 2,749 80 2,585 84
Enugu 2,563 3 2,531 29
Nasarawa 2,424 40 2,345 39
Gombe 2,272 37 2,191 44
Katsina 2,214 50 2,129 35
Anambra 2,123 47 2,057 19
Ebonyi 2,048 13 2,003 32
Abia 1,859 63 1,771 25
Imo 1,721 33 1,650 38
Ekiti 1,572 279 1,272 21
Bauchi 1,568 13 1,538 17
Benue 1,464 41 1,399 24
Borno 1,344 0 1,306 38
Adamawa 1,153 23 1,098 32
Bayelsa 1,111 109 975 27
Taraba 1,062 27 1,011 24
Niger 1,001 67 914 20
Sokoto 796 2 766 28
Jigawa 573 12 545 16
Cross River 516 36 459 21
Yobe 501 2 490 9
Kebbi 458 9 433 16
Zamfara 253 2 243 8
Kogi 5 0 3 2

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