NCDC Logs 175 Infections In 11 States, Over 300 Recoveries


NCDC Logs 175 Infections In 11 States, Over 300 RecoveriesNigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says 175 new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in the country.

The agency, in an update on October 12, said the new cases were confirmed in 10 states and the federal capital territory (FCT).

The FCT recorded the highest infections with 73, followed by Lagos with 34 new cases and Rivers with 15.

Other states with new infections include Gombe (13), Kano (10), Plateau (8), Katsina (6), Bauchi (5), Delta (5), Benue (4), and Nasarawa (2).

The agency said 310 persons were discharged on Tuesday after recovering from COVID-19.

No death was recorded and the fatality toll remains 2,756.

To date, 208,153 cases of COVID-19 and 195,936 recoveries have been confirmed across the country.

In other news, Akin Abayomi, Lagos commissioner for health, says more than two doses of the COVID vaccine may be required for additional protection against the virus.

While speaking on Tuesday, during a media briefing in Ikeja, Abayomi explained that the virus keeps evolving and mutating, therefore an upgraded vaccination strategy is needed for protection.

You may require a booster which is the first, second and then subsequent doses, because we’ve also discovered that even though the vaccine stops you from getting seriously sick, it may not necessarily stop you from catching a cold,” he said.

“We do know that some people who are even fully vaccinated with two doses will still catch COVID and some people, very few, will get quite sick and occasionally some people may die. But certainly, people that are dying who are not vaccinated are much higher than people who are dying that have been vaccinated.”

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