COVID-19: Nigeria Records 29 Additional Cases 

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The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Nigeria rose to 255,924 on Thursday (May 19, 2022) with additional 29 infections recorded by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). 

The NCDC said this today (May 20, 2022) via its official website. 

It said that the 29 new cases were reported from two states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Lagos, the epicentre for the disease, reported most of the cases confirmed on Thursday with 19 infections.

Kaduna reported seven cases and the FCT three.

NCDC said that the number of deaths since the outbreak of the disease remained at 3,143, as no patients were confirmed dead from the virus on Thursday.

The agency also reported that a total of 249,977 Nigerians had recovered from the infection.

The NCDC said that the country had, so far, tested 5,152,011 Nigerians for coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic.

Meanwhile, according to the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA)’s COVID-19 Vaccination Update, as of Wednesday (May 18, 2022), in 36 states and the FCT, the country had vaccinated 25,648,407 people. 

The NPHCDA said that 17,208,272 people were partially vaccinated. 

It called on Nigerians yet to be fully vaccinated to ensure full vaccination.

Racheal Abujah
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