NCDC Logs 565 Cases In 14 States, Eight Fatalities


NCDC Logs 565 Cases In 14 States, Eight FatalitiesNigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says 565 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in 13 states and the federal capital territory (FCT).

The agency confirmed the new cases in its update for August 23, 2021.

The states that recorded positive cases include Lagos (205), Rivers (73), Ondo (63), FCT (53), Oyo (53), Ekiti (37), Delta (24), Edo (20), Benue (12), Bayelsa (6), Kwara (6), Osun (6), Ogun (5), and Adamawa (2).

NCDC said the reported figures include a backlog of cases from Benue state reported on August 17 (7), August 18 (1) and August 19 (4).

The agency said 363 persons were discharged on Monday after recovering from COVID-19, while 8 persons died of the infection.

To date, 187,588 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed, 168,818 recoveries have been made, and 2,276 deaths have been recorded across the country.

In other news, United States Food and Drug Administration on Monday granted full approval to Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

The full approval is the first to be given to any COVID vaccine by the US drug regulator. The vaccine is authorised for people aged 16 and above.

President Joe Biden said the FDA approval is “an important moment in our fight against the pandemic”.

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If you’re one of the millions of Americans who said that they will not get the shot until it has full and final approval of the FDA, it has now happened. It’s time for you to go get your vaccination. Get it today. There is no time to waste.

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