NIGERIA’S CORONAVIRUS CASES RISE TO 150,908 AS NCDC CONFIRMS 662 MORE INFECTIONS, 10 DEATHS
Nigeria's COVID-19 cases have increased to 150,908 as the NCDC announced 662 more infections on Friday, 19th February 2021.
Of the 662 Infections, 273 were discovered in Lagos, 87 in Kaduna, and 58 in Rivers States with 10 additional deaths.
Nigeria has so far recorded 127,500 recoveries and 1,813 deaths from COVID-19. Meanwhile 1,441,013
persons have been tested across the 36 States and the FCT.
Below are the number of cases and the other States affected according to Friday's NCDC report: Akwa Ibom-47, Ebonyi-47, Edo-46, Ogun-46, Abia-34, Imo-34, Kano-34, Oyo-26, Osun-22, Gombe-20, Ekiti-19, Cross River-15, FCT-15P, Plateau-11 Enugu-9, Kebbi-8, Borno-7, Niger-6, Bayelsa-5, Nasarawa-4, Kwara-2, Katsina-1, and Sokoto-1.
"Our discharges today include community recoveries in Lagos (535), Kaduna (73) and Imo State (69), managed in line with guidelines," NCDC stated.
Lagos State being the epicenter of the infection in Nigeria has been topping the chart since the emergence of the virus in February 2020.
The country's commercial hub has recorded 54,165 cases, followed by the Federal Capital Territory with 18,930 cases and 8,818 cases in Plateau State.
The South West State has so far made 51,437 discharges and recorded 381 deaths.
Meanwhile, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Thursday approved the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for public use in Nigeria after evaluating its safety and efficacy.