#COVID19: Nigeria Records 422 New Infections, 5 Deaths

Nigeria records a drop in the number of daily COVID-19 confirmed cases after a 10 per cent spike in daily infections since the announcement of the third wave.

Nigeria reported 422 new infections and five deaths in 13 states on Monday, Aug. 9, according to an update by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

This brought the total confirmed cases to 178,508 while fatalities rose to 2,192, and recoveries at 165,992.

Lagos, topping the virus chart, recorded 190 cases, followed by Rivers State with 86 cases while Ogun State followed closely with 85 new cases. Oyo State recorded 22 cases, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) reported 20 cases and Kwara State recorded seven cases. States with the least cases are: Edo (5), Abia (4) and Bayelsa (3).

After a 10 per cent increase in infections since the announcement of a third wave,  the number of new COVID-19 cases on Monday fell, HumAngle observed.

In combating the resurgence, the NCDC said 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 3.94 million doses of  Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines so far, with 2.5 million persons receiving at least one dose. Less than one per cent of its 200 million population has been fully vaccinated – 1.4 million.

The country received a donation of 4.08 million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine from the United States on August 1.  The government rescheduled  the vaccine rollout for August 16.

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Aishat Babatunde heads the digital reporting desk. Before joining HumAngle, she worked at Premium Times and Nigerian Tribune. She is a graduate of English from the University of Ibadan.

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