- Nigeria's Covid-19 cases have now exceeded 35,000 following the latest infections announced by the NCDC
- The new cases were recorded in 20 states, with Lagos, Oyo and the FCT topping the chart
- Nigeria now has 14,633 recoveries and 772 deaths
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 600 new cases of Covid-19 in Nigeria, shooting the total number of infections in the country to 35,454.
The new cases announced by the NCDC's official Facebook page on Friday evening, July 17, were recorded in 20 states with Lagos, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Oyo occupying the first, second and third spots respectively.
14,633 people have also recovered while 772 people have been confirmed dead.
Below is a breakdown of the cases.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that 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.
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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