Coronavirus: NCDC Confirms 269 New COVID-19 Cases In Nigeria

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on Sunday evening, 7th March 2021, confirmed 269 new cases of Coronavirus disease infection in Nigeria.

The new cases of COVID-19 infection were confirmed via a statement on the official Twitter handle of the national health agency.

This brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria to 158,506 which includes 137,875 discharged cases and 1,969 deaths.

Below is the breakdown of the latest cases according to states with Enugu State having the highest number of cases followed by Bauchi State.

Enugu-78
Bauchi-37
Rivers-22
Imo-18
Ogun-16
FCT-15
Akwa Ibom-13
Kaduna-13
Kebbi-11
Kwara-9
Edo-7
Ekiti-6
Borno-5
Yobe-5
Kano-4
Nasarawa-3
Osun-3
Anambra-2
Plateau-2

Meanwhile, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha will receive the COVID-19 vaccine on Monday.

Other members of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, will also receive the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, Naija News understands.

This was confirmed in a statement by the Director of Information, Office of the SGF (OSGF), Mr Willie Bassey, who noted that the vaccination will be done during the weekly national briefing by the PTF in Abuja.

“Arrangements have been concluded for the SGF/ Chairman of PTF and members to be vaccinated tomorrow, Monday 8th March, 2021, during the weekly national briefing at 4:00pm,” the statement said.

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