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1,940 New COVID-19 Cases Recorded In Nigeria On Thursday

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1,940 new cases of COVID-19 was recorded in Nigeria on Thursday, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has said.

Out of the 1,940 cases, Lagos reported 845, while the FCT recorded 734 cases.

For the FCT, NCDC said, the number include backlog of cases for Wednesday.

Others are Oyo-120, Rivers-69, Delta-30, Kaduna-29, Edo-21, Plateau-20, Gombe-14, Anambra-11, Enugu-11, Osun-10, Ekiti-8, Kano-5, Bayelsa-4, Ogun-4, Katsina-3, Bauchi-1, Jigawa-1.

These latest figures, the centre said,  brings the total number of confirmed cases to 233,353 with 212,040 discharged and 2,991 COVID-related deaths.

Nine people have died since the detection of the Omicron variant in the country after testing positive for COVID-19.

The Omicron variant comes amid a race to get booster jabs into arms as quickly as possible, with an early study by Imperial College London having suggested that a third vaccine dose could offer around 85 per cent protection against severe illness with Omicron.

The NCDC said 3,751,696 people have been tested since the virus was announced on Feb. 27, 2020.less of vaccination status while in public spaces;

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