Coronavirus: 423 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed by NCDC

Coronavirus: 423 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed by NCDC

- NCDC has reported 423 new cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday

- The total number of confirmed infections have now surpassed 47,000

- 33,609 people have been discharged as Covid-19 cases hit 20,525,620 globally

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Four-hundred and twenty-three (423) cases of Covid-19 have been reported on Tuesday, August 11, in 23 Nigerian states, bringing the total confirmed infections to 47,290.

According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) which announced the new cases in a tweet, Lagos led the pack with 117 new cases.

Federal Capital Territory (FCT) followed Lagos in the log with 40, Ondo has 35 new infections, Rivers has 28, Osun has 24 while Benue state has 21 new cases.

Abia and Ogun state closely followed behind with 19 new cases each, while Ebonyi has 18 new infections.

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The disease control agency announced 17 new cases in each of Delta and Kwara states and announced 15 cases in Kaduna.

Anambra has 14 cases, Ekiti has 11, Kano has 9, Imo has 6, Gombe has 6 while Oyo and Taraba states have 3 new infections each. Bauchi, Edo and Nasarawa closed the log for Tuesday with one new case each.

Coronavirus: 423 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed by NCDC

NCDC has reported 423 new cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday. Credit: Twitter (NCDCgov)
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Meanwhile, 33,609 patients have been successfully discharged nationwide as Nigeria saw a drop in daily record recently.

However, 956 official deaths have been unfortunately recorded.

Globally, 20,525,620 cases of Covid-19 have been recorded with 745,971 deaths and 13,446,405 recoveries.

Nigeria continues to take its third seat in Africa behind South Africa and Egypt. Both nations have 566,109 and 95,834 cases respectively as total continental cases hit 1,069,093.

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In a related development, Russia has finally beaten the world as the country plans to launch its COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday, August 12, without the certification of the World Health Organisation.

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The three phases of human trials by Russia have successfully been completed as the country plans to go into mass production.

It should be noted that the country has two test candidates. One is for a vaccine being worked on by the Vektor State Research Centre of Virology and Biotechnology while the second is being handled by the Gamaleya Scientific Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology in collaboration with the Russian Defence Ministry.

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