Nigeria recorded 213 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, according to
the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.
The centre disclosed this in a statement on its Twitter handle on Tuesday morning, saying that with the new recorded cases, the total number of infections in Nigeria stands at 171, 324 as of July 26, 2021.
It also said that two COVID-19 related deaths were recorded on Monday while an additional nine people recovered from the virus, as of July 26, 2021.
It added that the new infections were recorded in 12 states, namely: Lagos-157, Rivers-20, Plateau-12, Enugu-6, Oyo-6, Gombe-3, Bauchi-2, Imo-2, Kaduna-2, Edo-1, Ekiti-1, and Ogun-1.
It noted that since the outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease in the country on Feb. 27, 2020, a total of 2,134 persons lost their lives, while 164,798 recovered from the virus and discharged from health centres across the country.
According to NCDC, a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre activated at Level 2, had continued to coordinate the national response activities.
It stated that the country tested more than 2.4 million samples for the virus and had detected 10 COVID-19 Delta variants, recognised by the World Health Organisation as a variant of concern, given its increased transmissibility.
The variant had been discovered in over 100 countries and may spread further.
The variant has also been linked to an increase in cases in countries where it is the dominant strain in circulation.
However, there are ongoing studies to understand the impact of the variant on existing vaccines and therapeutics.