Nigeria records 205 new COVID-19 cases, total hits 160537


Nigeria records 205 new COVID-19 cases, total hits 160537

As the battle against COVID-19 continues, Nigeria has recorded 205 new cases of the deadly virus in 14 states and the federal capital territory, Abuja.

This was announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in its daily update on Saturday, March 13.

According to NCDC, Ondo state recorded 33; the highest number of COVID-19 positive patients.

The states breakdown are as follow; Lagos-25, FCT-22, Bauchi-21, Akwa Ibom-15, Kaduna-14, Katsina-13, Ogun-13, Rivers-11, Edo-8, Ekiti-4, Imo-4, Kano-3, Nasarawa-2, Niger-2.

There are now 160,537 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 2,013 deaths have been recorded. 144,714 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged.

In other news, WITHIN NIGERIA reported that the World Health Organization said countries should continue using the AstraZeneca vaccine Covid-19 jab, stating that any concerns over safety will be investigated.

This assurance is coming after several countries suspended rollout over blood clot fears, while the hard-hit United States exceeded 100 million doses of vaccine administered to its people.

According to WHO, its vaccines advisory committee is examining the safety data coming in, stressing that no causal link has been established between the AstraZeneca vaccine and clotting.

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