COVID-19: Adamawa registers 103 new infections, six deaths

by Amos Kalu
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COVID-19 infections have continued to spread in Nigeria, as the country recorded 285 new infections between September 6 and 7.

the Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC) reported Thursday on its Facebook page that the northeastern state of Adamawa recorded 103 cases and a backlog of six deaths from November 11, 2021, to February 14.

The most recent NCDC COVID-19 data gives a strong indication that some states are still lagging behind in efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in Nigeria.

The center added that the number of infections rose to 264,299, while the death toll now stands at 3,154.

It also noted on its website that 3,356 people are currently sick, while 257,629 people have been treated and released across the country.

Breakdown

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Lagos state, the epicenter of the virus, followed Adamawa state on the record with 90 infections, while Rivers state was second on the record with 46 cases.

Delta state reported 33 cases, followed by Kano and Gombe states with eight and three cases, respectively.

Ekiti and Plateau States were last on the record with just one case each.

NCDC added that six states: Bauchi, Kaduna, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, and Sokoto reported no cases.

vaccination campaign

Since the outbreak of the pandemic, vaccination remains the only recommended remedy to combat COVID-19, according to WHO.

In Nigeria, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) said Thursday that 32,245,289 of the total people eligible for vaccination are fully vaccinated.

The agency added that 12,784,289 of the total people eligible for COVID-19 vaccination are partially vaccinated.

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