The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has announced fresh 105 Covid-19 infections as Nigeria has joined the growing list of countries that have recorded the new Omicron variant with the detection of 3 cases in the country.
These figures were made known by the NCDC in its daily report on Covid-19 on Wednesday in Abuja.
The NCDC gave the figures in its daily COVID-19 report on Wednesday in Abuja, in which it stated that 3 cases of the Omicron variant were discovered.
According to NAN, the 105 additional cases is an increase from the 21 cases reported in the country the previous day adding that the NCDC warned that Nigeria was at risk of registering high incidences of the new variant due to neglect of preventive measures at airports and other points of entry in the country.
The latest additional cases which were recorded in 8 states and the FCT, show that the country now has a total of 214,218 Covid-19 confirmed cases.
The NCDC listed the states that recorded the new Covid-19 cases to include Lagos (43), Gombe (21), FCT (16), Niger (10), Rivers (6), Plateau (5), Edo (2), Bauchi (1), and Kano (1).
The NCDC said that 12 people had recovered from the infection as of Tuesday, while the total number of discharged cases now stood at 207,304 nationwide.
It further said there was one Covid-19 fatality reported on Tuesday leaving the total fatality figure at 2,977.
What you should know
- Nairametrics earlier reported that NCDC confirmed the first case of the Covid-19 Omicron variant also known as B.1.1.529 lineage in Nigeria.
- The new Omicron Covid-19 variant which was reported to have been first discovered in South Africa, has spread to some other countries which include the UK, Portugal, the Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Canada, Australia, Israel and Hong Kong, among other countries.
- The WHO has listed Omicron as a “variant of concern” and countries around the world are now restricting travel from Southern Africa, where the new strain was first detected and taking other new precautions.
- The national travel advisory has also been revised by the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19 and now requires all inbound travelers to Nigeria to present a negative Covid-19 test result done not more than 48hrs before departure.
- Pre-booking and payment for all day 2 and day 7 COVID-19 PCR tests are prerequisites for travel.