NCDC Records 12 COVID-19 Fatalities, 296 New Infections


NCDC Records 12 COVID-19 Fatalities, 296 New InfectionsNigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced the record of 296 new cases of COVID-19.

The agency, in its update for September 27, said the cases were reported in 14 states and the federal capital territory (FCT).

Rivers reported 63 cases, followed by Lagos with 49 infections, while the FCT logged 47 cases.

Other states that reported new infections include Osun (37), Edo (29), Plateau (18), Gombe (14), Nasarawa (12), Delta (10), Benue (5), Kano (5), Bayelsa (3), Oyo (2), Bauchi (1), and Ekiti (1).

The agency said the report includes 10 cases reported in Delta state for September 27.

NCDC added that seven deaths were reported in Delta state on August 18, 29, 30; September 6, 10 and 13 — one fatality on each day.

This includes 29 cases reported in Edo state on September 26 and 27 — 17 and 12 cases respectively. While three deaths were reported in the state on September 27, two infections, and September 26, one case.

The agency data showed that 323 persons were discharged on Monday, while 12 persons died of the infections.

So far, 204,752 infections, 192,943 recoveries and 2,689 fatalities have been recorded across the country.

In other news, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) says as of September 26, a total of 4.7 million people have received the first dose of the COVID vaccine.

Speaking at a media briefing on Monday, Faisal Shuaib, NPHCDA executive director, said out of the total number of people that have been vaccinated, 1.8 million have received the second jab.

Meanwhile, federal government says it has suspended the passports of more than 2,000 in-bound travellers for violating the COVID protocol.

Mukhtar Mohammed, national incident manager of the presidential steering committee (PSC), disclosed this on Monday, at a media briefing held in Abuja.

According to Mohammed, surveillance systems have been improved at airports, seaports, and land borders, and travellers found to have violated the protocol have been “penalised”.

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