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NCDC Logs 727 Infections In 18 States, Seven Deaths

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NCDC Logs 727 Infections In 18 States, Seven DeathsNigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says 727 cases of coronavirus were recorded on Thursday.

The agency said the infections were reported in 17 states and the federal capital territory (FCT).

Rivers, Nigeria’s oil-rich state, recorded the highest figure with 257 infections, followed by Lagos with 157 cases.

Other states are Edo (85), Imo (63), FCT (33), Delta (28), Kaduna (27), Benue (17), Akwa Ibom (13), Ekiti (13), Taraba (12), Bayelsa (5), Kano (4), Ogun (4), Oyo (3), Abia (2), Nasarawa (2) and Plateau (2).

Also, NCDC stressed 218 patients were discharged, while seven persons succumbed to the infection.

To date, Nigeria’s COVID-19 statistics stand as follows: 197,773 confirmed cases, 185,597 recoveries and 2,585 deaths.

Meanwhile, US President Joe Biden has announced new measures to boost COVID-19 vaccination rates in the country.

Biden asked federal employees to get vaccinated and also charged large employers with more than 100 employees to ensure their workers are vaccinated or tested weekly for the virus.

He expressed;

I’m announcing that the Department of Labor is developing an emergency rule to require all employers with 100 or more employees that together employ over 80 million workers to ensure their workforces are fully vaccinated or show a negative test at least once a week.

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