Nigeria has recorded 550 new COVID-19 cases.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) declared in a tweet on Tuesday night.
The new cases in Nigeria were recorded in 16 states including the FCT, Lagos state retaining the highest number with 219 active cases.
Other states which are affected by the coronavirus are Kaduna with 52 cases, Kwara with 19 cases, Kano with 15 cases, Rivers with 15 cases, Sokoto with 10 cases, Enugu with 9 cases, Gombe with 8 cases, Plateau with 7 cases, Osun with 7 cases, Anambra with 5 cases, Oyo with 5 cases, Jigawa with 4 cases, Ogun with 4 cases, Bauchi with 2 cases, Edo with 1 case and the FCT with 168 cases.
550 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
1,182 deaths pic.twitter.com/2PUj8fD1KM
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) December 8, 2020
With the emergence of new cases of the Covid 19 virus in Nigeria, Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases have now reached a total of 70,195 cases.
However, 65,110 persons have recovered from the virus while 1,182 have died in Nigeria.
This news comes as the world continues to find a vaccine for the virus.
Across the globe, COVID-19 infection rates are skyrocketing, with hospital intensive care units filled up with patients and death tolls increasing.
The vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech appears to be bringing some hope and good news in the face of this ravaging pandemic.
Last week, the companies announced that trials have started and the vaccine has been tested to be 90% effective in preventing the virus infections.
In face of the criticism surrounding the effectiveness of the vaccine, Britain has become the first country to approve its use legally – raising hopes and faith of a breakthrough of this virus which has killed more than 1.5 million people worldwide.
A 90-year-old British grandmother has taken the bold step and has become the first person in the UK to take the approved covid 19 vaccines produced by Pfizer and BioNTech.