COVID-19: Nigeria Records 78 New Cases, Two Deaths On Sunday | The Guardian Nigeria News

Nigeria recorded 78 new cases in 10 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Sunday, plus two more deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) announced on Monday morning on its website.

The Nigeria News Agency (NAN) reports that the 78 new cases reported on Sunday represent a decrease from the 137 cases reported in the country a day earlier.

The NCDC data showed that Lagos state had 22 cases, followed by Kaduna state in the northwest with 12 cases.
The FCT reported 10 cases, closely followed by Benue and Imo with nine and eight cases, respectively.

Akwa Ibom and Delta in the south-south and Kano State in the northwest had four cases each.

Others are three cases in Jigawa, plateau in the north-center and rivers in the south-south recorded a single case each.
The center also found that three states, Bauchi, Nasarawa and Sokoto, reported on Sunday that no single case was recorded.

According to the report, the country’s death toll from the disease now stands at 2,747.

The center said the total number of infections in the country is 207,694 while 195,274 people have been treated and discharged across the country.

The NCDC discussed that over 3,043,321 samples of the virus were tested from the estimated 200 million population in the country.

It added that a multi-sectoral national emergency response center activated at Level II continues to coordinate national response activities.

The Nigerian News Agency (NAN) reports that Nigeria started COVID-19 vaccination on March 5 after receiving approximately four million doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines from COVAX, an initiative promoting fair distribution of vaccines worldwide to ensure.

The country recently canceled the second phase of the vaccination campaign after receiving an additional four million doses of Moderna vaccines from the US government

The country also received an additional 177,600 doses of Johnson and Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccines from the African Union (AU).
On August 17, Nigeria also received 699,760 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines from the UK government.

Before the COVID-19 vaccination, the government had set itself the ambitious goal of vaccinating 40 percent of its 200 million+ residents by the end of 2021 and 70 percent by the end of 2022.

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