938 new COVID-19 cases in Nigeria emerged on Thursday, February 11, 2021, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has reported.
The new cases bring the total infections in the country to 143,516.
The NCDC disclosed these on its official Twitter handle on Thursday.
The public health agency also confirmed additional eight coronavirus-related deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 1,710 in Nigeria.
The NCDC added that the fresh COVID-19 infections were reported from 19 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
It stated that Lagos State continued to lead with 236 new infections, followed by the FCT with 123 and Plateau 92.
The agency disclosed that more than 1,065 people had been successfully treated and discharged on Thursday, raising the total number of recoveries to 118,012.
On the same day that 938 new COVID-19 cases in Nigeria emerged, the NCDC noted that the discharged patients as of Thursday included 536 community recoveries in Lagos State, managed in line with set guidelines.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the country has so far tested 1,398,630 people since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 was recorded on Feb. 27, 2020.
Meanwhile, a U.S.-based non-profit organisation, Global Girls Leading Our World (Global G.L.O.W) says it has partnered Health Aid For All Initiative (HAFAI) to educate girls in Nigeria about COVID-19 related information through radio programming.
Global G.L.O.W’s Programme Manager, Binta Freeman, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday via social media video conferencing app, Google Meet that the radio programme targets girls living in communities severely impacted by COVID-19.
According to her, in addition to girls in three IDP camps – Durumi, Kuchingoro, Karmajiji – the programme focuses on a girl-led approach to advocacy, with participating girls taking it upon themselves to keep their communities informed and empowered.
Freeman said: “In the midst of the global pandemic, we noticed how social isolation, and an overall lack of resources, impacted the girls our partner (HAFAI) works with and, most notably, those who live in IDP Camps.