Nigeria reports 213 new infections and two fatalities from COVID-19
As of July 26, 2021, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) had recorded 213 new cases of COVID-19, increasing the total number of infections in the country to 171, 324.
On Tuesday morning, the NCDC announced it on its official Twitter account.
As of July 26, 2021, the health department reported two COVID-19-related deaths on Monday, with an additional nine patients recovering from the infection.
Lagos had 157 new infections, Rivers had 20, Plateau had 12, Enugu had 6, Oyo had 6, Gombe had 3, Bauchi had 2, Imo had 2, Kaduna had 2, Edo had 1, Ekiti had 1, and Ogun had 1.
It was revealed that 2,134 people died as a result of the Coronavirus Disease epidemic in the country on February 27, 2020, while 164,798 people recovered from the virus and were discharged from health centers across the country.
The National Center for Disaster Preparedness and Response (NCDC) said a multi-sectoral national emergency operations center (EOC) that had been created at Level 2 had continued to coordinate national response actions.
According to the report, the government screened more than 2.4 million samples for the virus and found 10 COVID-19 Delta variants, which the WHO has designated as a variety of concern due to its heightened transmissibility.
The variation has been found in more than 100 countries and is likely to spread further.
In nations where it is the prevalent strain in circulation, the variation has also been associated to an increase in cases. Studies to determine the impact of the variation on existing vaccinations and therapies are now underway.