30 dead, 459 cases recorded as COVID-19 bites harder in Nigeria

The dreaded COVID-19 pandemic killed thirty more Nigerians on Sunday, with 459 new cases reported across 19 states in the country.

Figures posted on the verified Facebook page of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) late Sunday night showed that with the 30 new deaths, the virus has so far claimed 2,552 lives in Nigeria.

According to the agency, the 459 new cases were recorded from Lagos, the FCT and 17 other states.

Lagos, the Federal Capital Territory and 17 other states reported 459 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, according to figures released on Monday by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

The health agency also reported 30 COVID-19 related deaths. 

The NCDC disclosed this on its official website on Monday.

According to the agency, the 459 new cases were recorded from Lagos, the FCT and 17 other states across Nigeria.

Lagos recorded the highest number of new infections with 185 cases, Abia – 38, Oyo – 38, Akwa Ibom – 33, Cross River – 33, Osun – 24, Ekiti – 23, Benue – 15, Kwara – 14, Kano – 12, Delta – 10, FCT – 10, Edo – 9, Kaduna – 5, Ogun – 3, Katsina – 2, Nasarawa – 2, Rivers – 2 and Bayelsa – 1.

According to the report, the figure includes the backlog of 23 death reported for Lagos State for Friday, September 3, 2021.

Plateau and Sokoto recorded zero cases

It added that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre, activated at Level 2, had continued to coordinate the national response activities.

 

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