Nigeria Records 13 COVID-19 Deaths within 24 Hours

West African country Nigeria, which currently has almost 2000 COVID-19 deaths and 18,422 active cases announced on Monday that it recorded 13 deaths.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced on Monday, March 8th that it has recorded 371 new confirmed cases across 17 states, and 13 deaths, bringing the death toll to 1995.

The official NCDC website says the 371 new cases are reported from 17 states — Lagos (102), Enugu (65), Edo (56), FCT (23), Ogun (20), Osun (18), Bayelsa (18), Rivers (15), Kaduna (14), Plateau (10), Oyo (8), Bauchi (7), Kano (5), Delta (4), Nasarawa (3), Niger(2) and Ekiti (1).

The country also discharged 104 persons in Lagos state and has a total of 138,502 discharged cases.

Nigeria received nearly 4 million doses of the AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccines via the COVAX facility on Tuesday last week and has begun its vaccination drive, which will prioritise frontline workers and high-risk persons.

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