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Coronavirus: NCDC Confirms 938 New COVID-19 Cases In Nigeria

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The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday evening, 11th February 2021, confirmed 938 new cases of Coronavirus disease infection in Nigeria.

The new cases of COVID-19 infection were confirmed via a statement on the official Twitter handle of the national health agency.

This brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria to 143,516 which includes 118,012 discharged cases and 1,710 deaths.

Below is the breakdown of the latest cases according to states with Lagos State having the highest number of cases followed by Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Lagos-236
FCT-123
Plateau-92
Benue-63
Katsina-53
Oyo-50
Osun-45
Kaduna-43
Edo-33
Ogun-31
Ebonyi-31
Akwa Ibom-30
Kano-26
Gombe-18
Bauchi-16
Delta-12
Imo-11
Cross River-10
Rivers-10
Niger-5

Meanwhile, the World Health Organization (WHO) has lamented the current situation in which only 10 countries of the world are engaged in administering COVID-19 vaccines.

The world health body noted that 130 other countries are yet to administer a single dose of the vaccine, pointing out that this doesn’t speak well for global health.

WHO and the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) noted further that out of 128 million vaccine doses available, more than three-quarters of vaccinations are ongoing in only 10 countries that account for 60 percent of global GDP.

They, therefore, urged world leaders to look beyond their countries alone by making the vaccine available to other nations of the world, noting that the world ought to win together against the virus.

The advice was contained in a joint statement by UNICEF Executive Director, Henrietta Fore and WHO Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, where they noted that: “Of the 128 million vaccine doses administered so far, more than three-quarters of those vaccinations are in just 10 countries that account for 60 percent of global GDP.

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