Coronavirus: FG records 156 new cases of COVID-19 as deaths rise to 1051

Coronavirus: FG records 156 new cases of COVID-19 as deaths rise to 1051

- NCDC has announced 156 new cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria

- The COVID-19 deaths have now risen to 1051

- Lagos state tops the list of the cases with 36 while it was followed by the FCT which recorded 35

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Nigeria has recorded 156 fresh cases of the novel coronavirus pandemic as Lagos state and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) maintain their leads among other states of the federation.

Legit.ng reports that the news was broken in the night of Friday, September 4, by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

Lagos state tops the list of the cases with 36 while it was followed by the FCT which recorded 35.

Oyo state and Kaduna states recorded 29 and 10 cases respectively while Abia state also has its share of 9 while Osun and Ogun states have 5 and 5 respectively.

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FG records 156 new cases of COVID-19 as deaths rise to 1051

The director-general of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu. Credit: Twitter/NCDC.
Source: Twitter

Here is the full list as released by the NCDC via its official Twitter account:

Lagos-36

FCT-35

Oyo-29

Kaduna-10

Abia-9

Osun-5

Ogun-5

Enugu-5

Rivers-4

Nasarawa-3

Ekiti-3

Imo-3

Edo-2

Kwara-2

Katsina-2

Plateau-2

Niger-1

The NCDC says that the total numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria now 54,743. A total number of 42,816 cases have been discharged while 1,051 deaths have been recorded.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Nigerian government’s efforts to contain the coronavirus disease got a boost on Friday, September 4, when it received samples of Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine.

It was reported that the Russian ambassador to Nigeria, Alexey Shebarshin delivered the samples to the minister of health, Osagie Ehanire in Abuja.

The ministry of health disclosed that the ambassador handed over the Russian-made COVID-19 vaccine to Nigeria with an aide memoir which explains the details for Nigerian teams to study and get ready for further researches, patronage and application.

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Ehanire disclosed that the vaccine would be subjected to evaluation by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and the Nigeria Institute of Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD).

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