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Coronavirus: NCDC Confirms 360 New COVID-19 Cases In Nigeria

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The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday evening, 1st March 2021, confirmed 360 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 156,017 which includes 133,904 discharged cases and 1,915 deaths.

Below is the breakdown of the latest cases according to states with Lagos State having the highest number of cases followed by Edo State.

Lagos-120
Edo-38
Kaduna-25
FCT-23
Imo-23
Delta-19
Akwa Ibom-17
Plateau-17
Rivers-16
Nasarawa-15
Kwara-13
Oyo-9
Ogun-8
Bauchi-4
Osun-4
Kano-3
Kebbi-3
Niger-2
Katsina-1

Meanwhile, the Minister of State for Health, Olorunnimbe Mamora, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari, Governors, and other strategic leaders of the country will take the COVID-19 vaccines in public.

Speaking on Channels TV’s Sunrise Daily on Monday, Mamora said the reason for the decision is to boost confidence in Nigerians that the vaccines are harmless.

The minister asserted that Nigeria is expected to receive 3.92m doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, March 2.

Mamora noted that the frontline workers would be first to be vaccinated because they are facing the battle against the virus.

He added that the elderly particularly with existing health conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes and other old age sicknesses will be vaccinated next.

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