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NCDC Confirms 251 New COVID Cases in Lagos

by Daniel Otu
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The National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) have confirmed a total of 332 new cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria in the last week.

Of the new cases discovered by the NCDC, there were 251 cases in Lagos State alone. Five more states also had confirmed cases, the states include Rivers (50), FCT (21), Kano (7), Delta (2) and Oyo (1).

The Centre also stated that the latest cases increased the country’s total infection number to 257,290. Meanwhile the fatality toll still stood at 3,144 from a total of 5,279,608 samples tested.

Lagos State has led the pack the entire way when it comes to number of confirmed cases. Of the 257,290 total cases recorded, 100,376 of those cases were discovered in Lagos.

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The most effective way to curb the spread of the virus has been the use of the Covid-19 vaccine. Unfortunately, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), has said that only 20.5% of its 70% target population in the country has been fully vaccinated.

The NPHCDA said that as of June 29, 2022, about 22,938,601 of total eligible persons targeted for COVID-19 vaccination, were fully vaccinated while 11,972,251 of total eligible persons targeted for COVID-19 vaccination, were partially vaccinated.

However, Lagos State is currently administering about 23,000 daily, which makes the state the second-highest number of COVID-19 vaccine doses per day in the country.

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