Coronavirus: NCDC announces 236 new COVID-19 cases, total now 65,693

Coronavirus: NCDC announces 236 new COVID-19 cases, total now 65,693

- Nigeria's COVID-19 cases are inching towards 70,000 as the NCDC announced 236 new infections on Wednesday, November 18

- Lagos, Ogun and Kaduna states top the list with 142, 19 and 15 cases respectively

- Nigeria now has 65,693 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 61,457 recoveries and 1,163 deaths

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 236 new cases of COVID-19 in the country, taking the total number of confirmed infections close to 70,000.

The new cases which were announced by the disease control agency on Wednesday night, November 18, were recorded in 14 states, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). notes that Lagos topped the list with 142 cases while Ogun and Kaduna states followed with 19 and 15 cases respectively.

NCDC announces 236 new COVID-19 cases in 14 states
NCDC announced 236 new COVID-19 cases. Photo credit: @NCDCgov
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So far, Nigeria has recorded 65,693 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 61,457 recoveries and 1,163 deaths, according to the NCDC data.

See the state by state breakdown of the new cases below:

Lagos - 142

Ogun - 19

Kaduna - 15

FCT - 14

Imo - 14

Rivers - 14

Plateau - 6

Katsina - 3

Ekiti - 2

Jigawa - 2

Oyo - 2

Cross River - 1

Kano - 1

Taraba - 1

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Meanwhile, a vaccine being developed to help in the fight against COVID-19 has proved to be effective.

The vaccine against the global pandemic is being developed by Moderna, a company in the United States.

The pharmaceutical company made the announcement on Monday, November 16, adding that early results of its experimental vaccine have shown to be 94.5 % effective.

In another report, the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Nigeria has expressed worry over the mental well-being of survivors of the virus throughout the nation.

The chairman of the PTF who is also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, made this known in Abuja recently during a national briefing.

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