The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 13 new COVID-19 cases have been verified in Nigeria’s Lagos and Edo states (NCDC).
According to the agency’s weekly epidemiological statistics, Lagos recorded 12 new cases between December 31 and January 6, 2023, while Edo State reported just one.
As a result, there are now 266,463 confirmed cases total across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), with 3,155 fatalities.
Nevertheless, 259,850 cases have been closed.
The sub-lineage (BQ.1/BQ.1.1) of the Omicron variation discovered in December 2021, according to the NCDC, is prevalent in Nigeria as of January 4, 2023.
It said none of the virus sub-lineages (XBB.1.5 and BF.7), partly responsible for fueling the current increase in infection, hospitalisations, and deaths in China and other countries have been detected in the country.
The NCDC, via its microsite, stated: “From 31st December 2022 to 6th January 2023, 13 new confirmed cases were recorded in Nigeria.
“To date, 266,463 cases have been confirmed, 259,850 cases have been discharged and 3,155 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
“The 13 new cases are reported from 2 States- Lagos (12) and Edo (1).
“A multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 2, continues to coordinate the national response activities.”