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NCDC Records 284 Infections In 20 States, Nine Deaths

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NCDC Records 284 Infections In 20 States, Nine DeathsNigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says 284 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in 19 states and the federal capital territory (LGA).

The agency confirmed the new cases in its update for October 11, 2021.

FCT topped the list of infections with 67 cases followed by Kaduna with 33 fresh cases and Rivers with 31.

Other states with new infections include Anambra (23), Lagos (22), Osun (22), Cross River (18), Edo (18), Ondo (13), Plateau (12), Nasarawa (6), Kwara (5), Imo (4) Benue (3), Niger (2), Delta (1), Ekiti (1), Jigawa (1), Ogun (1), and Oyo (1).

The agency said 352 persons were discharged on Monday after recovering from COVID-19, while nine persons died of the infection.

To date, 207,978 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed, 195,626 recoveries have been made, and 2,756 deaths have been recorded across the country.

In other news, World Health Organisation (WHO) has recommended that immune-compromised people be given an additional dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

WHO strategic advisory group of experts on immunisation said the additional dose should be administered “as part of an extended primary series since these individuals are less likely to respond adequately to vaccination following a standard primary vaccine series and are at high risk of severe COVID-19 disease”.

Speaking at a news conference, Kate O’Brien, WHO vaccine director, said;

The recommendation is for a third vaccination, an additional vaccination in the primary series and again that is based on the evidence showing that the immunogenicity and evidence on breakthrough infections is highly disproportionately represented by those people.

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