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NCDC Logs 379 Infections In 18 States, 353 Recoveries


NCDC Logs 379 Infections In 18 States, 353 RecoveriesNigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced that 379 new cases of coronavirus have been recorded.

According to the agency’s update for September 6 2021, the new infections were reported in 17 states and the federal capital territory (FCT).

The states with fresh infections are Lagos (138), Rivers (44), FCT (26), 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 (1), and Kano (1).

NCDC said 353 persons were discharged on Monday after recovering from the infection and agency’s date indicate that four persons died of COVID-19, bringing the total number of fatalities to 2,556.

The agency said Monday’s data includes three deaths and six discharges in Lagos for September 5.

To date, 195,890 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Nigeria with 184,882 recoveries.

In other news, European Medicines Regulator (EMA) says it is evaluating data on a booster dose for Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to be given six months after the second dose in people aged 16 years and older.

The drug regulator also said it is assessing data on the use of an additional dose of mRNA vaccines in people with weak immune systems, adding that the outcome of the review would be given in due course.

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