#COVID19: Nigeria Records 393 New Infections

More than 8,600 people were hospitalized for Covid-19 treatment in Nigeria.

Nigeria, on Monday, Sept. 20, reported six deaths and 393 new COVID-19 infections, raising the total confirmed cases to 202,191, 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.

The FCT recorded 121 cases, overtaking Lagos State which reported 86 infections, followed by Abia State with 70 cases.

Delta State had 30 cases, with Rivers following closely with 24 cases. Plateau and Benue states recorded 24 and 16 cases respectively.  While Cross River State had 10 cases, Abia State had eight cases.  

Other states include: Abia (8), Bayelsa (4), Gombe (4), Bauchi (3), Kano (3), Adamawa (2) and Taraba (1).

At least 8,629 people were currently being hospitalised across the country, contributing four per cent of the total infections since the pandemic began.

With 190,901 people being discharged, the country’s recovery rate stood at 94 per cent. The death toll has also climbed up to 2,661.

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.

The agency 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 5.8 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines so far, with 4.1 million people receiving at least one dose. Less than one per cent of its 200 million population has been fully vaccinated—1.7 million.

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