Nigeria reported 559 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the total number of infections to 197,046.
This, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), is a drop from the 597 instances reported on Tuesday. The additional instances were recorded from 14 states and the Federal Capital Territory, according to the centre (FCT).
Lagos had 232 cases, while Rivers had 83, according to the NCDC. Enugu-66, Oyo-28, Kaduna-25, FCT-24, Delta-22, Akwa Ibom-19, Kwara-18, Ekiti-13, Bayelsa-9, Cross River-9, Ogun-6, Kano-3, and Gombe-2 were among the states represented. Five people died, according to the centre.
220 COVID-19 patients recovered and were discharged from various isolation centres across the federation, according to the NCDC.
Since the onset of the pandemic in 2020, the country has successfully managed 185,379 in 36 states and the FCT, according to the report. Out of the country’s roughly 200 million people, over 2.8 million have been tested for COVID-19, according to the NCDC.
The national response efforts were still being coordinated by a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre, which had been activated at Level II, according to the agency. As of September 8, the country’s active cases totalled 9,089, according to the report.
Meanwhile, the best thing we can do for our economy — for business owners, workers, and everyone – is to finish the fight against COVID-19, according to the agency.
”The best way to do that is for every single eligible Nigerian to get vaccinated.”
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