NCDC announces 643 new cases of Covid-19 in Nigeria, total now 34,259

NCDC announces 643 new cases of Covid-19 in Nigeria, total now 34,259

- Nigeria's Covid-19 cases have now exceeded 34,000 following the latest infections announced by the NCDC

- The new cases were recorded in 19 states, with Lagos, Oyo and the FCT topping the chart

- With the new recorded infections, Nigeria now has 34,259 confirmed cases, 13,999 recoveries and 760 deaths

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 643 new cases of Covid-19 in Nigeria, shooting the total number of infections in the country to 34,259.

The new cases announced the NCDC's official Facebook page on Wednesday evening, July 15, were recorded in 19 states with Lagos, Oyo, and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), occupying the first, second and third spots respectively.

With the latest report, Nigeria now has 34,259 confirmed cases, 13,999 recoveries and 760 deaths.

NCDC announces 643 new cases of Covid-19 in Nigeria, total now 34,259
NCDC announces 643 new cases of Covid-19 in Nigeria, total now 34,259
Source: UGC

Legit.ng notes that the NCDC data indicates that 207 Covid-19 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours while six people have died during the same period.

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Below is a breakdown of the case:

Lagos-230

Oyo-69

FCT-51

Edo-43

Osun-35

Rivers-30

Ebonyi-30

Kaduna-28

Ogun-27

Ondo-23

Plateau-20

Benue-17

Enugu-16

Imo-10

Delta-6

Kano-4

Nasarawa-2

Kebbi-1

Ekiti-1

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Meanwhile, scientists are inching closer to developing a vaccine for the coronavirus following a report which stated that a COVID-19 experimental vaccine developed by Moderna Inc was safe and provoked immune responses all patients tested in an initial safety trial.

In the test conducted on Tuesday, July 14, patients who volunteered were given two doses of the vaccine.

The team which carried out the trials reported that patients showed high levels of virus-killing antibodies that exceeded the average levels seen in people who had recovered from COVID-19.

According to findings from the experiment which were also published in the New England Journal of Medicine, more than half of the volunteers experienced mild or moderate side effects like fatigue, headache, chills, muscle aches, or pain at the injection site.

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Bloomberg citing the report stated that three of 14 patients given the highest dose experienced severe side effects, but said that dose is not being used in larger trials.

It was also disclosed that these reactions were likely to occur after the second dose and in people who got the highest dose.

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