COVID-19 kills 7 as Nigeria records 727 fresh cases
Five more people have died from COVID-19 complications as Nigeria recorded 559 fresh cases on Thursday.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said this in its infections update on Friday.
The additional 727 COVID-19 infections, on Thursday, indicated an increase over the 559 cases reported on Wednesday and was attributed to the third wave surge caused by the highly transmissible Delta variant and low vaccination rates across the country.
The NCDC noted that Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases jumped to 197, 773 on Thursday.
To date, it said that 2,585 persons have died due to complications from the disease and that Thursday’s infections were confirmed in 17 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
“The 727 new cases are reported from 18 states – Rivers (257), Lagos (157), Edo (85), Imo (63), FCT (33), Delta (28), Kaduna (27), Benue (17), Akwa Ibom (13) Ekiti (13), Taraba (12), Bayelsa (5), Kano (4), Ogun (4), Oyo (3), Abia, Nasarawa and Plateau reported two each respectively.
“Our today’s reports includes; 12 positive cases for Taraba state are for Sept. 7. Cases for Edo state are backlogs from Sept., 7, Sept. 8 and Sept. 9.
“Zero cases were reported from Ondo, Osun and Sokoto States,” it stated.
The NCDC added that the active coronavirus cases in Nigeria were 9,089, with a total of 182,597 cases successfully treated and discharged after recovery as at Sept. 9.
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