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COVID-19: Nigeria Records Zero Deaths In 11 Days, 100 New Cases


COVID-19: Nigeria Records Zero Deaths In 11 Days, 100 New CasesNigeria on Thursday recorded 100 new COVID-19 cases and zero deaths, making it the eleventh consecutive day that the country recorded no deaths from the virus.

The new development is according to data released by Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) late Thursday night.

With zero fatality recorded, the death toll from the virus in Nigeria remains 2,061.

According to NCDC, the new figures were reported from nine states: Taraba-64, Lagos-21, FCT-4, Rivers-3, Akwa Ibom-2, Kaduna-2, Oyo-2, Bauchi-1 and Nasarawa-1.

With the new cases, Nigeria has recorded a total of 164,588 infections as of April 22, 2021.

A breakdown of the data shows that 137 persons were discharged on Thursday after testing negative to the COVID-19 virus following treatment, bringing the total number of discharged persons to 154,578.

There are still 10,010 active COVID-19 infections in the country as of the time of reporting.

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

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The new update comes barely two months after the country commenced vaccination having received 3.94 million doses of 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.

The current phase of vaccination covers health workers and other frontline workers although Nigerians from other groups are also getting vaccinated.

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Federal Government said it plans to vaccinate 109 million people against the COVID-19 virus over a period of two years.

Head of Nigeria’s immunisation agency, Faisal Shuaib, said;

To achieve this, the vaccine roll-out will be in four phases, starting with health workers, frontline workers, COVID-19 rapid response team, laboratory network, policemen, petrol station workers and strategic leaders.

Shuaib recently said the inoculation of frontline health workers in some states has been completed, and attention has shifted to older adults, aged 65 and above.

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