10th August, 2021
By Kazeem Ugbodaga
The dreaded COVID-19 pandemic killed five more Nigerians on Monday, with 422 new cases reported across the country.
Figures posted by the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, late Monday night showed that with the five new deaths, the virus has so far claimed 2,192 lives in Nigeria.
Also, there was slight reduction in infections from 471 on Sunday to 422 on Monday, but an increase in deaths.
Of the 422 fresh cases posted, Lagos, the epicentre of the virus, raked in 190 cases. This also represented a fall in infection compared to the 219 cases Lagos recorded the previous day.
Akwa Ibom, which reported 102 cases on Sunday recorded zero infection on Monday.
Other states with no new reported cases are: Ekiti, Kaduna, Kano, Nasarawa, Ondo, Sound, Plateau and Sokoto.
So far, Nigeria has posted 178,508 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the outbreak of the virus in the country February 2020.
However, 165,982 survivors have so far been discharged.
See figures below