Nigeria records 197 new COVID-19 cases, total now 55,829
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 197 new cases of COVID-19 in the country.
The 197 new cases brought the nation’s confirmed COVID-19 infection cases to 55,829.
The NCDC made this known via its verified Twitter handle @NCDCgov on Thursday.
“On the 10th of September 2020, 197 new confirmed cases and 5 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.
“Till date, 55829 cases have been confirmed, 43810 cases have been discharged and 1075 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
“The 197 new cases are reported from 13 states- Plateau (83), Lagos (48), Kaduna (17), FCT (16), Ogun (11), Katsina (7), Imo (4), Edo (3), Nasarawa (3), Rivers (2), Bayelsa (1), Oyo (1), Osun (1),” the NCDC said.
197 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
1,075 deaths pic.twitter.com/e7MmZf9MK9
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) September 10, 2020
Meanwhile, the Federal Government is yet to receive the Russian COVID-19 vaccine, Minister of State for Health, Dr. Adeleke Mamora, has stated.
He said all the Ministry of Health got was a memoir, which is simply a diplomatic document informing Nigeria of what Russia is working on.
He further stated the Russian vaccine is still in the third phase of clinical trial and will still be evaluated for safety and efficacy by National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD) before approved for Nigerians.
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