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#COVID19: Nigeria Records 459 Cases, 30 Deaths

More than 8,000 persons are hospitalised for the treatment of COVID-19 virus.

Nigeria, on Sunday, Sept. 5, reported 30 deaths and 459 new COVID-19 infections, raising total confirmed cases to 195,511, according to government data.

The Nigeria Centre Disease Control (NCDC) said the fresh infections were spread across 19 states including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.

Lagos reported the most infections with 185, followed by Abia and Oyo states with 38 cases each. Akwa Ibom and Cross River recorded 33 infections each too while Osun State had 24 infections. Ekiti reported 23 cases while Benue recorded 11 cases.

Other states with fresh cases are Kwara  (14), Kano (12), Delta (10), FCT (10), Edo (9), Kaduna (5), Ogun (3), Katsina (2), Nasarawa (2), Rivers (2) and Bayelsa (1).

The NCDC said the 30 deaths reported include a backlog of 23 deaths from Lagos State for Sept. 3, with total fatalities standing at 2,552.

More than 184,529 persons have recovered from the disease. As of Monday morning, at least 8,430 persons were hospitalised amidst a month-old doctors’ strike over pay and better working conditions.

Health experts warn the strike may complicate Nigeria’s response to the third wave of the pandemic. The NCDC has urged Nigerians to observe COVID-19 preventive measures and get the vaccine.

The government said it would clamp down on eligible citizens who refuse to vaccinate against COVID-19 amidst rising cases.

Faisal Shuaib, Director of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHDA), said vaccine refusers endanger  other people, thereby causing the health system to collapse again amidst the third wave of the pandemic.

So far, Nigeria has administered 4.4 million  Covid-19 vaccines (Oxford-AstraZeneca or Moderna) with 1.7 million being fully vaccinated.


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Aishat Babatunde

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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