A man receives COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccine during the flag-off of COVID-19 Mass Vaccination by the Nigerian government in Abuja, Nigeria, on November 19, 2021. (Photo by Kola Sulaimon / AFP)
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has posted 35 new cases of COVID-19 for the last week of December 2022.
It stated on its website, yesterday, that 22 of the cases were recorded in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), 10 in Lagos State, two in Delta, while one happened in Plateau.
The infections were recorded between December 24 and 30, 2022.
The new cases increased the nation’s total infection to 266,450 and 3,155 deaths since outbreak of the pandemic in 2019.
The disease centre stated that 3,451 people are currently down with the virus, while 259,841 people had been treated and discharged nationwide.
It called on Nigerians to disinfect frequently touched surfaces regularly to prevent spread of the virus and other infectious diseases.
NCDC stressed that vaccines remain one of the best tools to combat the disease, even as it encouraged Nigerians to get vaccinated.