On Sunday (25th of April), the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) revealed that Saturday (24th April) marked the twelfth consecutive day in Nigeria, with no COVID fatality record since last year. This is a huge health improvement, following over 2,000 deaths that have been recorded in the country, as well as over three million global deaths.
The NCDC, which stated these on its official Twitter handle, added that the new cases were registered in five states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). It added that till date, in Nigeria, 164,684 cases had been confirmed, 154,687 discharged and 2,061 deaths recorded in 36 states and the FCT and that as at April 24th, the active cases in the country were about 9,000.
Talking about the testing rate, Nigeria’s public health agency revealed that over 1,870,915 tests have been conducted since Feb 27, 2020, when the pandemic hit Nigeria.
However, 51 new cases were recorded in five states. According to NCDC;
“Yobe took the lead with 19 cases, Lagos (17), Rivers (8), FCT (4), Akwa-Ibom (2) and Bayelsa (1).”
The NCDC noted that a multi-sectoral National Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, had continued to coordinate the national response activities in the country.
The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) disclosed through their Twitter handle, that an additional 9,255 people received their first dose of Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines in Nigeria on Saturday, totaling the number of vaccinated persons to 1,167,837.
According to the NPHCDA;
“As at today, April 24, 1,167,837 eligible Nigerians have so far been vaccinated with first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
“Lagos State topped with 226,993 clients already vaccinated, followed by Kaduna 60,659, Kano 60,258, FCT 57,190 and Ogun 53,465.”
Globally, more than one billion doses of COVID 19 vaccines have been administered in over 200 countries.