216 New COVID-19 Cases Recorded In Nigeria

Yemisi Izuora

Nigeria has registered 216 new cases of COVID-19, with four new fatalities.

The latest casualties have taken the death toll to 1,027.

The development comes as 216 new cases of COVID-19 were reported across Nigeria on Wednesday, September 2.

The figure was confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).  Consequently, the new cases have taken total infections in the country to 54, 463.

The NCDC made this known via its verified handle on the micro-blogging site Twitter.

The agency disclosed that the new infections were recorded in 15 states; as well as Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Of the 216 new cases, Plateau had the highest number with 59; followed by Rivers, Abia, and Lagos which had 27, 22, and 20 respectively.

Others include Oyo – 18, Enugu – 17, Kaduna – 11, FCT – 11, Ogun – 10, Ebonyi – four; Osun – four, Ekiti – four, Delta – three, Edo – three, Akwa Ibom – two; as well as Bauchi – one.

The health agency said that this brought the total number of infections in the country; since its first index case in February, 2020 to 54,463.

Also, the NCDC revealed that the number of recoveries in Nigeria increased to 42,439.

This development follows the discharge of 429 more patients across the country.

These were patients who had been successfully treated and discharged from various isolation centres in Nigeria.

As a result, it added Nigeria had a total of 10,997, recoveries. The NCDC stated that this represented 20.19 per cent of the total confirmed cases; with 77.92 per cent recoveries and 1.88 per cent deaths recorded.

Meanwhile, the health agency noted that the success of the public health response to COVID-19 was not dependent only on the efforts at the national level.

Rather, it said it was also dependent on the actions of various communities and individuals to adapt the messages and solutions to their local context.

“One good thing from Nigeria’s polio experience is a well-developed vaccine delivery mechanism.

“What we now need to do is ensure we have the right data on immunity levels of our population to guide decision making around prioritisation within our context,” it said.

Please refer to table below for confirmed cases of COVID-19 across states in Nigeria.

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