JUST IN!!! 7 Confirmed Dead As NCDC Reports Fresh 727 Coronavirus Cases

Five more people have died from COVID-19 complications as Nigeria 559 fresh cases on Thursday.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said this in its infections update on Friday.

The additional 727 COVID-19 infections, on Thursday, indicated an increase over the 559 cases reported on Wednesday and was attributed to the third wave surge caused by the highly transmissible Delta variant and low vaccination rates across the country.

The NCDC noted that Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases jumped to 197, 773 on Thursday.

To date, it said that 2,585 persons have died due to complications from the disease and that Thursday’s infections were in 17 and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

“The 727 cases are reported from 18 states – Rivers (257), Lagos (157), Edo (85), (63), FCT (33), Delta (28), Kaduna (27), Benue (17), Akwa Ibom (13) Ekiti (13), Taraba (12), Bayelsa (5), (4), Ogun (4), Oyo (3), Abia, Nasarawa and Plateau reported two each respectively.

“Our today’s reports includes; 12 cases for Taraba state are for Sept. 7. Cases for Edo state are backlogs from Sept., 7, Sept. 8 and Sept. 9.

“Zero cases were reported from Ondo, Osun and Sokoto States,”

It stated.

The NCDC added that the active coronavirus cases in Nigeria were 9,089, with a total of 182,597 cases successfully treated and discharged after recovery as at Sept. 9.

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