Nigeria records 113 new COVID-19 cases, three more deaths

March 27, 2021
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(FILE) A health worker wearing a Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) suit tests a swab sample for COVID-19 at a primary health centre. NOAH SEELAM / AFP

A total of 113 new cases of coronavirus were confirmed on Friday in the country, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said.

In a late-night tweet, the NCDC – the agency responsible for the management of disease outbreaks in the country, reported that the new cases were recorded in nine states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Of the new cases, Lagos reported 53, Rivers had 22, Akwa Ibom recorded 12, Kaduna also confirmed 12, Ondo reported six, Osun confirmed three, FCT had two, while the trio of Jigawa, Nasarawa, and Kano recorded one infection each.

This brings the total number of cases confirmed since the outbreak of the disease in Nigeria to 162,388 confirmed.

Three new fatalities were reported as the nation’s toll from the disease rose to 2,039, while the number of those who have been successfully treated and discharged rose to 149,986.

As of 9am on Saturday, Nigeria has tested a total of 1,727,467 samples for COVID-19 while 10,363 cases are still active.

More Vaccines For Nigeria

As the country continues to vaccinate its people against the disease, the fight against the pandemic received a boost with the donation of 300,000 additional doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.

Mr Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, had told reporters on Monday in Abuja that the vaccines were donated by telecommunications giant – MTN and called on other partners to contribute towards the fight against COVID-19 in the country.

The first batch of 3,924,000 doses of the vaccines arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja on March 2 via an Emirates airplane from India.

Nigeria commenced the exercise three days later with the vaccination of four frontline healthcare workers in the nation’s capital.

See the breakdown of cases according to states below:

States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Cases (on admission) No. Discharged No. of Deaths
Lagos 57,501 81 56,990 430
FCT 19,603 2,382 17,064 157
Plateau 9,019 63 8,899 57
Kaduna 8,908 68 8,775 65
Rivers 6,899 61 6,739 99
Oyo 6,835 498 6,221 116
Edo 4,873 37 4,644 192
Ogun 4,613 151 4,413 49
Kano 3,897 24 3,763 110
Ondo 3,168 1,012 2,094 62
Kwara 3,070 201 2,814 55
Delta 2,599 784 1,744 71
Osun 2,522 25 2,445 52
Nasarawa 2,318 1,932 373 13
Enugu 2,221 327 1,865 29
Katsina 2,082 18 2,030 34
Gombe 2,030 3 1,983 44
Ebonyi 1,993 23 1,938 32
Anambra 1,909 64 1,826 19
Akwa Ibom 1,759 361 1,384 14
Abia 1,649 9 1,619 21
Imo 1,642 70 1,535 37
Bauchi 1,516 75 1,424 17
Borno 1,327 89 1,200 38
Benue 1,188 575 591 22
Adamawa 1,051 745 274 32
Niger 930 496 417 17
Taraba 910 24 864 22
Ekiti 864 46 807 11
Bayelsa 846 36 784 26
Sokoto 774 5 741 28
Jigawa 514 13 485 16
Kebbi 442 34 392 16
Cross River 366 8 341 17
Yobe 313 20 284 9
Zamfara 232 3 221 8
Kogi 5 0 3 2

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