Nigeria records 379 new coronavirus infections, more deaths


Nigeria on Monday recorded four more COVID-19-related deaths and 379 new infections from 17 states and the Federal Capital Territory in Nigeria.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known on its website in the wee hours of Monday.

The NCDC attributed the surge to the highly transmissible Delta variant and low vaccination rates across the country.

The NCDC noted that Lagos State recorded the highest infections with (138), while Rivers followed with (44) and the FCT (26).

Others are Ekiti (23), Oyo (22), Akwa Ibom (18), Adamawa (17), Delta (17), Anambra (15), Edo (14), Ogun (13), Bayelsa (8), Niger (7), Kwara (6), Gombe (5), Plateau (4), Kaduna and Kano (one).

It added that the four COVID-19 related deaths reported on Monday increased the country’s fatality figure to 2,556.

The NCDC said that the number of active coronavirus infections has risen to 8,429.

The agency said that over 2,884,034 million people have been tested out of the roughly 200 million population.

The centre said that Nigeria have so far treated 184,882, COVID-19 cases following the discharge of 353 additional people on Sunday.

The Public Health Agency added that the multi-sectoral National Emergency Operations Centre, activated at Level II, continued to coordinate the national response activities.

Meanwhile, the agency announced that its toll-free number has been changed to “Dial 6232 for FREE.

“Reach out to our 24/7 connect centre for verified information on Lassa fever, Cholera, Meningitis, COVID-19, Yellow Fever and other infectious diseases.

“Please let’s endeavour to used the toll-free number responsibly as we continue to take responsibility.”



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