Nigeria records 1,940 new Covid-19 cases

Since the virus was declared on Feb. 27, 2020, 3,751,696 individuals have been tested, according to the NCDC

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On Thursday, Nigeria announced 1,940 new cases of COVID-19 in 18 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

This was declared by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Friday morning.

According to the Nigerian News Agency (NAN), 4,000 lives were lost in Nigeria on Wednesday while according to the NCDC, no deaths have been reported on Thursday.

According to the center, 845 cases were confirmed in Lagos, whilst 734 cases were detected in the FCT. The figure includes pending cases for Wednesday in the FCT, according to the center.

Others are Oyo-120, Rivers-69, Delta-30, Kaduna-29, Edo-21, Plateau-20, Gombe-14, Anambra-11, Enugu-11, Osun-10, Ekiti-8, Kano-5, Bayelsa-4, Ogun-4, Katsina-3, Bauchi-1, Jigawa-1 

The latest data increase the occurrence of reported cases to 233,353, with 212,040 discharged and 2,991 COVID-related fatalities, according to the center.

According to NAN, nine people have died since the Omicron variant was detected in the country after they tested positive for COVID-19.

The Omicron variety emerged during a push to get booster shots into people’s hands as soon as possible. An earlier report from Imperial College London showed that a third vaccine dosage could provide approximately 85% protection against extreme Omicron sickness.

Since the virus was declared on Feb. 27, 2020, 3,751,696 individuals have been tested, according to the NCDC.

According to NAN, two initial studies released on Wednesday by Imperial College London and the University of Edinburgh observed that individuals infected with the Omicron form were 40 to 70% less likely than those infected with Delta to be admitted to the hospital.

Experts say it’s uncertain if Omicron is actually less dangerous than its predecessors or just looks to be because of the population’s high degree of immunity. However, health officials caution that any decline in severity could be offset by the alarming rate at which Omicron is propagating.

According to the statement released by NCDC

Any gathering in excess of 50 people should be done in open spaces with physical distancing.

Indoor religious congregation should be limited to 50 per cent capacity with full compliance to public health social measures; and Face masks and hand sanitizers should be used at all times regardless of vaccination status while in public spaces.

Avoid non-essential interstate travel at this period as this increases the risk of spreading infection from one place to another.

People who intend to travel are encouraged to take a rapid COVID-19 test to confirm status as many infected persons are asymptomatic.

Ensure that you have taken the full dose of COVID-19 vaccination including the booster dose to reduce your risk of severe infection and death in case of exposure to COVID-19 and Seize the opportunity provided by the mass-vaccination campaign to ensure that your family and loved ones receive their COVID-19 vaccines including the 3rd dose (booster shot) at the nearest vaccination centre.


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