NCDC Records 182 Cases In 15 States, Six Deaths


NCDC Records 182 Cases In 15 States, Six DeathsNigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says 182 COVID infections have been reported in 14 states and the federal capital territory (FCT).

The agency said the states that reported the fresh cases include Taraba with 38 infections, Lagos with 27, and Zamfara with 25.

Other states are Benue (21), FCT (17), Gombe (13), Kaduna (12), Plateau (12), Jigawa (5), Kano (3), Rivers (3), Abia (2) and Edo (2). Bauchi and Bayelsa reported one case each.

NCDC said Thursday’s report includes 38 cases and 19 recoveries from Taraba for October 27.

It also includes two infections from Abia for October 27.

According to the agency, 45 patients recovered from the virus, while six persons died of COVID-19 complications.

To date, Nigeria has confirmed 211,678 cases, 202,885 recoveries, and 2,892 fatalities across the country.

Meanwhile, a UK study shows that Delta COVID variant can transmit easily from vaccinated people to contacts in their household.

According to the study, the contacts were less likely to get infected if they had been vaccinated.

The study conducted by Imperial College London found that the highly infectious Delta variant can spread even among a vaccinated population.

Anika Singanayagam, co-lead author of the study, said;

By carrying out repeated and frequent sampling from contacts of COVID-19 cases, we found that vaccinated people can contract and pass on an infection within households, including to vaccinated household members.

Our findings provide important insights into… why the Delta variant is continuing to cause high COVID-19 case numbers around the world, even in countries with high vaccination rates.

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