Covid-19: Nigeria records zero deaths in 10 days

NCDC boss Chikwe Ihekweazu: No COVID-19 death in 7 days
NCDC boss Chikwe Ihekweazu: No COVID-19 death in 10 days
NCDC boss Chikwe Ihekweazu: No COVID-19 death in 7 days
NCDC boss Chikwe Ihekweazu: No COVID-19 death in 10 days

By Abujah Racheal

Nigeria on Thursday recorded zero COVID-19 deaths, the tenth consecutive day nobody died from the disease in the country.

The fatality toll in the country remains 2,061, according to an update published by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

However, NCDC reported 100 new COVID-19 cases as of Thursday.

The new cases were reported in eight states and the Federal Capital Territory.

It said Taraba recorded 64 new cases while Lagos reported 21.

Others are FCT-four, Rivers-three, Akwa Ibom-two, Kaduna-two, Oyo-two, Bauchi-one and Nasarawa-one.

A breakdown of the data shows that 137 persons were discharged on Thursday after testing negative for the COVID-19 virus following treatment.

This brings the total number of discharged persons to 154,578.

The NCDC announced that are 10,010 active COVID-19 cases in the country.

The agency added that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), activated at Level III, had continued to coordinate the national response activities in the country.

Nigeria on Thursday vaccinated additional 14,843 persons, bringing the total number of vaccinated people in the country to 1,148,168.

This is barely two months after the country began vaccination having received 3.94 million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines through COVAX, a UN-backed effort that promises access to free vaccines for up to 20 per cent of participating countries’ population.

Nigeria has also now conducted 1,870,915 COVID-19 tests since the beginning of the pandemic on Feb 27 2020.

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