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Nigeria Records 433 New COVID-19 Cases, Two Deaths

A health worker wearing a Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) suit tests a swab sample for COVID-19 at a primary health centre in Hyderabad on September 3, 2020. NOAH SEELAM / AFP

A total of 433 new cases of COVID-19 were reported from 16 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Thursday.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed this in an early-morning Facebook post on Friday while giving an update on the outbreak of the disease in the country.

Of the new cases reported on September 23, the FCT reported the highest cases of 172 – representing about 39.72 per cent of the total single-day tally.

Others are Lagos – 79, Anambra – 63, Rivers – 27, Plateau – 13, Oyo – 10, Delta – nine, Ondo – eight, Edo – seven, Gombe – six, Akwa Ibom – five, Borno – five, Ekiti – four, Bayelsa – two, Zamfara – two, Enugu – one, and Kano – one.

As Nigeria battles the third wave of the pandemic, the agency disclosed that two more people have died of complications related to the disease.

Since the country recorded its first cases in February 2020, the NCDC has confirmed a total of 203,514 cases from the 2,997,060 tested so far.

Of the confirmed cases, 191,942 people who tested positive for the disease have recovered and have been discharged while the nation’s death toll stands at 2,668.

In its resolve to attain herd immunity against the virus, the Federal Government has received more donations of vaccines from various international bodies.

Meanwhile, authorities have continued to stress the need for people to comply with the measures in place to curb the spread of the disease as they reactivate the initially relaxed protocols.

These include the mandatory use of face masks in public places, maintaining social distancing, and restriction of crowds in places of worship and social gatherings, among others.

See the breakdown of cases according to states below:

States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Cases (on admission) No. Discharged No. of Deaths
Lagos 76,261 3,247 72,350 664
FCT 21,614 1,084 20,349 181
Rivers 11,854 387 11,313 154
Kaduna 9,512 62 9,380 70
Plateau 9,342 101 9,178 63
Oyo 8,652 622 7,840 190
Edo 6,333 781 5,336 216
Ogun 5,353 30 5,244 79
Ondo 4,446 149 4,206 91
Akwa Ibom 4,310 569 3,699 42
Kano 4,169 58 3,999 112
Kwara 3,791 80 3,650 61
Delta 3,380 737 2,556 87
Osun 2,835 35 2,715 85
Enugu 2,676 58 2,589 29
Nasarawa 2,427 43 2,345 39
Gombe 2,373 38 2,290 45
Anambra 2,268 61 2,188 19
Katsina 2,216 1 2,180 35
Ebonyi 2,059 24 2,003 32
Abia 1,914 27 1,862 25
Imo 1,805 87 1,678 40
Ekiti 1,702 209 1,467 26
Benue 1,616 174 1,418 24
Bauchi 1,612 5 1,590 17
Borno 1,352 0 1,314 38
Bayelsa 1,212 122 1,062 28
Adamawa 1,157 27 1,098 32
Taraba 1,092 14 1,054 24
Niger 1,021 25 976 20
Sokoto 796 2 766 28
Jigawa 576 3 557 16
Cross River 569 19 529 21
Yobe 501 2 490 9
Kebbi 458 9 433 16
Zamfara 255 4 243 8
Kogi 5 0 3 2

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