The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has recorded 27 new deaths from the Coronavirus, even as the country recorded 1,114 fresh infections on Friday, January 29, 2021.
This was disclosed in the report published by the NCDC in the early hours of Saturday, January 30, 2021.
The new cases were recorded in 21 States and the Federal Capital Territory, with Lagos State still leading with 408 new infections.
The FCT had 95 cases, Plateau State had 90 Ondo State had 66, Kaduna State had 63, Oyo State had 56, Borno State had 46, Imo States had 42, Edo State had 41, Ogun State had 37, Rivers State had 31. Ekiti State had 25, Yobe State had 20, Kano State had 18, Akwa Ibom State had 18, Delta State had 15, Osun States had 15, Kwara State had 11, Bayelsa State had 6, Nasarawa State had 6, Zamfara State had 4 and Bauchi State had 1.
102,780 are also said to have recovered, while the death toll now stands at 1,577.
As the virus surges on and calls for more testing intensify, the country is also looking to secure vaccines as soon as possible.
As of Thursday, January 28, 2021, the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, said Nigeria had secured an additional 41 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines.
However, the delivery date for the vaccines remains unknown as manufacturers struggle to meet global demand in time.
The 41 million doses were secured as part of efforts by an African Union Task Team to help Countries on the continent gain equitable access to vaccines.