Nigeria on Monday, Sept. 27, reported 12 deaths and 297 new COVID-19 infections, raising the total confirmed cases to 204,752, according to government data.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said the fresh infections were spread across 15 states including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
Rivers State recorded 63 cases, overtaking Lagos State which reported 49 infections, followed by FCT with 47 cases.
Osun State had 37 cases with Edo following closely with 29 cases. Plateau State recorded 18 cases, Gombe had 14 cases. While Nasarawa State had 12 cases, Delta State had 10.
Other states are: Benue (5), Kano (5), Bayelsa (3), Oyo (2), Bauchi (1), and Ekiti (1).
At least 9,111 people are currently being hospitalised across the country, contributing four per cent of the total infections since the pandemic began.
With 192,951 people being discharged, the country’s recovery rate stood at 94 per cent. The death toll has also climbed up to 2,690.
Nigeria has tested more than 2.9 million samples for the virus out of its roughly 200 million population. Until now, the country had been reporting a spike in cases above 400, with the COVID-19 average test positivity rate standing at six per cent, according to the NCDC.
The agency said slowing down infections requires Nigerians to observe the COVID-19 preventive protocols.
It added that a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), which had been activated at Level 2, continues to coordinate the national response activities.
Nigeria has administered 6.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines so far, with 4.7 million people receiving at least one dose. Less than one per cent of its 200 million population has been fully vaccinated—1.9million.
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