157 new cases of coronavirus reported in Nigeria

157 new cases of coronavirus reported in Nigeria

- Nigeria's COVID-19 cases are now close to 65,500 as the NCDC announced 157 new infections on Monday, November 16

- Lagos leads the chart with 97 cases while Oyo and Kaduna follow with 37 and 9 cases respectively

- So far, Nigeria has recorded 65,305 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 61,162 recoveries and 1,163 deaths

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Coronavirus cases are still increasing in Nigeria. This followed an additional number of cases announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

The centre on its verified Twitter handle on Monday, November 16, announced 157 new infections were recorded in the country.

According to the NCDC, the new cases were from nine states.

However, it reported that there was no coronavirus-related death in the past 24 hours.

NCDC listed the states as follows:

Lagos - 97

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Oyo - 37

Kaduna - 9

Bayelsa - 3

Edo - 3

Ekiti - 3

Ondo - 2

Osun - 2

Plateau - 1

157 new cases of coronavirus reported in Nigeria
Nigeria's COVID-19 cases are now close to 65,500 as the NCDC announced 157 new infections. Credit: @NCDCgov
Source: Twitter

The public health agency said the total number of fatalities had risen to 1,163, while 61,162 of the 65,305 patients have been discharged from various isolation centres, after testing negative.

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Meanwhile, a new study has revealed that many COVID-19 survivors are likely to be at greater risk of developing mental illness.

In another related development, Pfizer/BioNTech has revealed the first interim results in large-scale trials of its vaccine which is in its phase 3 trial.

The vaccine is said to be 90% effective and would be sold at different prices between countries and regions when available.

However, the Nigerian government says the recent upwards increase in petrol pump price from N158 to N168, was attributed to the announcement of the possibility of having a vaccine for the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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Legit.ng gathered that Timipre Sylva disclosed this in Abuja on Monday, November 16, after briefing President Muhammadu Buhari in his office at the Aso Rock in Abuja.

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