42 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control in the past two weeks.
The cases were reported in the states of Plateau, Lagos, Edo, Kano, Nasarawa, Kaduna, and the Federal Capital Territory.
The NCDC reports that the 42 new cases boosted the total number of confirmed COVID-19 infections in the country to 266,492.
According to news reports, the incidents were noted between December 31, 2022, and January 13, 2023.
The agency told our correspondent that “From December 31, 2022, to January 6, 2023, 13 new confirmed cases were recorded in Nigeria.
“The 13 new cases are reported from two states – Lagos (12) and Edo (one).”
The NCDC also said from January 7 to January 13, 2023, 29 new confirmed cases were recorded in the country.
“The 29 new cases are reported from six States- Lagos (15), FCT (5), Kano (four), Nasarawa (three), Kaduna (one), and Plateau (one)
“A multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre activated at Level 2, continues to coordinate the national response activities.”
So far, Nigeria has recorded 266,492 COVID-19 confirmed cases, 3,155 deaths, and 259,858 cases have been discharged across 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
As of January 10, 2023, no fewer than 64,094,511 of the total eligible population targeted for COVID-19 vaccination have been fully vaccinated. This proportion represents 55.5 per cent of the target population.