The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Saturday August 21, 2021 announced one thousand and sixty-four (1064) confirmed new cases of coronavirus, also known as COVID-19 which is the highest in the last six months in the country.
The virus also killed thirteen (13) people on Saturday.
New cases of the pandemic have continued to rise for seven consecutive weeks across Africa including Nigeria, signaling the third wave as the country confirmed the deadly Delta variants.
The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Sunday July 11 in a statement announced a possible third wave of the pandemic in Nigeria.
“Today’s report includes;
Confirmed cases for Lagos State for 20th and 21st August 2021
Backlog of confirmed cases for Benue State from 27th – 31st July 2021
0 cases from Abia, Imo, Kano, Nasarawa, Ondo, Plateau and Sokoto States” NCDC said.
As of Saturday August 21, there are 16,055 active cases in Nigeria.
1064 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
Breakdown of cases by state;
A breakdown of cases by state via NCDC portal
Lagos Post Online.
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