Nigeria recorded 597 new COVID-19 cases reported on Wednesday, Sept. 29, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
The Centre said the fresh infections were spread across 18 states including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. Topping the chart, Lagos recorded 126 cases, followed by Rivers with 76 infections.
Kwara reported 44 infections, followed by FCT with 37 cases. Edo had 32 cases, Kaduna (30), Anambra (22), and Delta (22).
Other states with fresh cases are Osun (12), Benue (7), Abia (6), Nasarawa (6), Kano (5), Ekiti (3), Plateau (3), Bayelsa (2), Ogun (2), and Oyo (2). With these, the total positive cases stood at 205,484.
The country also recorded six deaths, raising total fatalities to 2,702.
As of Thursday morning, at least 9,286 people were hospitalised across the country with COVID-19. Nigeria ranks tenth on the list of African countries with the highest cases and hospitalisations, though, up to 193,496 people have recovered from the disease.
The NCDC has urged Nigerians to observe COVID-19 preventive measures and get the vaccine to stop the mutation and check deaths arising from the disease.
So far, Nigeria has administered 6.6 million COVID-19 vaccines (Oxford-AstraZeneca or Moderna) with 1.9 million being fully vaccinated.
To boost its vaccination drive, the Nigerian government recently introduced a corporate vaccination module that allows workers to get vaccinated in their office premise, free of charge.
The government had similarly warned it would clamp down on eligible citizens who refuse to vaccinate, saying vaccine refusers endanger other people in a manner that may cause the health system to collapse again amidst the third wave of the pandemic.
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