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NCDC records 213 new infections


COVID-19: NCDC records 213 new infections, 2 deaths


Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) recorded 213 additional new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 171, 324, as of July 26, 2021.

The health agency also stated that it recorded two COVID-19 related deaths on Monday, while additional nine people recovered from the virus, as of July 26, 2021.

It added that the new infections were recorded in 12 states, namely: Lagos-157, Rivers-20, Plateau-12, Enugu-6, Oyo-6, Gombe-3, Bauchi-2, Imo-2, Kaduna-2, Edo-1, Ekiti-1, and Ogun-1.

It noted that since the outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease in the country on Feb. 27, 2020, a total of 2,134 persons lost their lives, while 164,798 recovered from the virus and discharged from health centres across the country.

It stated that the country tested more than 2.4 million samples for the virus and had detected 10 COVID-19 Delta variants, recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a variant of concern, given its increased transmissibility.

The variant had been detected in over 100 countries and may spread further.

The variant has also been linked to a surge in cases in countries where it is the dominant strain in circulation. There are ongoing studies to understand the impact of the variant on existing vaccines and therapeutics.

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