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COVID-19: Nigeria Records Less Than 700 Cases For Four Consecutive Days

Nigeria is recording a decrease variety of circumstances however authorities warn that the warfare just isn’t but over.


Nigeria on Tuesday confirmed 571 new COVID-19 circumstances, persevering with its low-daily infections for the illness. This is the fourth consecutive day that the West African nation is recording lower than 700 circumstances of the virus.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed the brand new circumstances in a tweet on its official deal with on Tuesday night time by which the company mentioned Lagos – the epicentre of the virus within the nation -had the best variety of circumstances for the day with 170 infections. 

571 new circumstances of #COVID19Nigeria;

Akwa Ibom-9

153,187 confirmed
129,943 discharged
1,874 deaths

— NCDC (@NCDCgov) February 23, 2021

Aside from Lagos, states with new circumstances of COVID-19 in Nigeria for the day embody Ogun, 65; FCT, 34; Kwara, 34; Abia, 32; Enugu, 32; Kano, 25; Oyo, 22; Ondo, 21; Rivers, 19; Kaduna, 19; Benue,18; Bayelsa-12; Kebbi,12; Nasarawa, 11; and Akwa Ibom, 9.

Other states with new infections for Tuesday are Delta -8; Ekiti-6; Niger -5; Bauchi – 3; and Imo -3. Nigeria now has 153,187 confirmed circumstances.

Recoveries Soar

Since Nigeria confirmed its first case of the illness a few yr in the past, the variety of contaminated individuals have continued to soar. Yesterday’s further circumstances imply 153,187 folks have contracted the virus.

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But because the second wave of the illness begins to wane, the nation’s struggle in opposition to the virus has yielded moderately outcomes going by the variety of folks efficiently handled and discharged from varied components of Nigeria. 

On Tuesday, the NCDC information confirmed that 129,943 individuals have to date turn into freed from the virus however 1,874 deaths have been reported. 

Vaccine Gets Nod

Last week,  the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) authorised the usage of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in Nigeria.

The Director-General of NAFDAC, Dr. Mojisola Adeyeye made the announcement throughout a dwell briefing. She mentioned that the vaccine may be saved at 2 to 8-degree centigrade.

According to the NAFDAC boss, there are three further vaccines present process analysis, however the analysis on Astrazeneca exhibits that the vaccine is efficient in opposition to the UK variant of the virus which has been reported in Nigeria.

NAFDAC DG, Dr. Mojisola Adeyeye addressing journalists on Thursday, February 18, 2021.


Dr Adeyeye disclosed that the South African variant has not been reported in Nigeria, including that the company has over 30 natural drugs present process assessment for itemizing.

The vaccine was just lately authorised by the W.H.O for emergency use, in a press briefing, NAFDAC says it acquired the file of the vaccine per week in the past, and the NAFDAC security committee went to work instantly to judge its security and efficacy for Nigerians.


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