COVID-19 has killed 21 more Nigerians in the last 24 hours, the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has revealed.
Figures released by the Centre late Monday night showed that the nation posted 387 new cases and 21 deaths.
The new cases represent a slight rise in COVID-19 cases compared to the 365 cases recorded on Sunday.
According to the NCDC:
On the 13th of September 2021, 387 new confirmed cases and 21 deaths were recorded in Nigeria
Till date, 199,538 cases have been confirmed, 188,427 cases have been discharged and 2619 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory
The 387 new cases are reported from 16 states- Lagos (114), Rivers (91), FCT (32), Edo (31), Delta (28), Kwara (20), Bayelsa (18), Akwa Ibom (15), Oyo (10), Osun (8), Gombe (5), Plateau (5), Ekiti (4), Ogun (3), Kano (2) and Kaduna (1)
A multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 2, continues to coordinate the national response activities.
The NCDC also reports 1,700 recoveries for Lagos State from 11th September 2021, including community discharges.
This development came on the heels of a statement by the Federal Government that over 1.6 million eligible persons have been fully vaccinated.
The Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr. Faisal Shuaib, said this at the national briefing of the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC), on Monday.
Shuaib said 1,692,315 persons have received two doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines, as approved by the World Health Organization (WHO).
He also said that as of Monday evening, 4,052,756 eligible Nigerians have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccines.
This is made up of 2,645,020 persons with the first dose of AstraZeneca vaccine and 1,407,736 persons with first dose of Moderna vaccine. A total of 1,692,315 eligible persons are fully vaccinated and we currently have a national average of 70.4 per cent utilisation of the 2,000,040 doses of modern vaccines we received.