Nigeria COVID-19 Update – Nairametrics
The spread of the novel Corona virus disease (COVID-19) in Nigeria continues to see increases as the latest statistics provided by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control reveal that Nigeria now has 210,295 confirmed cases.
On October 23, 2021, 159 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 1 death were recorded in Nigeria.
To date, 210,295 cases have been confirmed, 198,191 cases have been released and 2,856 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
A total of 3.21 million tests have been performed as of October 23, 2021 compared to 3.14 million tests a day earlier.
COVID-19 Case Updates – October 23, 2021
Total number of cases – 210,295
Total number of people released – 198,191
Total deaths – 2,856
Total tests performed – 3,207,523
According to the NCDC, the 159 new cases are reported in 13 states – Kaduna (47), Enugu (44), Benue (36), Delta (10), Lagos (7), Plateau (5), Rivers (3), Nasarawa (2), Bauchi (1), Bayelsa (1), Edo (1), Jigawa (1) and Kano (1).
Meanwhile, the latest figures bring the total number of confirmed cases in Lagos state to 77,599, followed by Abuja (23,074), Rivers (12,585), Kaduna (10,008), Plateau ( 9,674), Oyo (8,732), Edo (6,566), Ogun (5,370), Ondo (4,455), Akwa Ibom (4,348), Kano (4,328), Kwara (3 930), Delta (3,588), Osun (2,979), Enugu (2,726), Gombe (2,566), Nasarawa (2,478), Anambra (2,369), Katsina (2,226), Ebonyi (2,059) and Imo (2,036).
Abia State recorded 2,013 cases, Benue (1,785), Ekiti (1,762), Bauchi (1,677), Borno (1,356), Bayelsa (1,230), Taraba (1,201), Adamawa ( 1,157), Niger (1,057), Sokoto (806), Cross River (625), Jigawa (598), Yobe (502), Kebbi (458), Zamfara (277), while Kogi State does recorded only 5 cases.
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Lockdown and curfew
In order to combat the spread of the pandemic, President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the cessation of all movements in Lagos and in the CTF for an initial period of 14 days, which took effect from 11 p.m. on Monday, March 30, 2020. .
The movement restriction, which has been extended for another two weeks, has been partially suspended, with some companies starting operations from May 4. On April 27, 2020, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari declared a nighttime curfew from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. the country, as part of new measures to contain the spread of COVID-19. This is accompanied by the gradual and gradual easing of lockdown measures in FCT, Lagos and Ogun states, which went into effect on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 9 a.m.
Monday, June 29, 2020 the federal government extended the second phase of the relaxed 4-week lockdown and approved the interstate movement outside of curfew hours effective July 1, 2020. In addition, on Monday July 27, 2020, the federal government a extended the second phase of the relaxed lockdown by another one week.
Thursday, August 6, 2020 the federal government, through the Secretary of the Government of the Federation (SGF) and the President of the Presidential Working Group (PTF) on COVID-19, announced the extension of four (4) additional weeks of the second phase of the soft lock.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State announced the closure of the Eti-Osa isolation center, with effect from Friday July 31, 2020. He also mentioned that the Agidingbi isolation center would also be closed and patients transferred to a large capacity center. .
Due to the increase in the number of covid-19 cases in Nigeria, the Nigerian government ordered the reopening of isolation and treatment centers in the country on Thursday, December 10, 2020.
January 26, 2021, The federal government has announced the one-month extension of the relaxed phase 3 lockdown guidelines following the increase in coronavirus disease cases in the country and the expiration of phase 3 of the relaxed lockdown.
February 28, 2021, the federal government has confirmed that the first tranche of Covid-19 vaccines will arrive in Nigeria on Tuesday, March 2, 2021.
Tuesday March 2, 2021, The National Primary Health Care Development Agency has announced the arrival of the expected COVAX Astrazeneca / Oxford covid-19 vaccines.
On Saturday March 6, 2021, President Muhammadu Buhari and his deputy Yemi Osinbajo were vaccinated against covid-19 at the State House in Abuja.
Thursday July 8, 2021, the Nigerian government has revealed that a case of the dangerous delta variant has been recorded in a traveler to the country.
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