COVID-19 variants: Nigeria yet to record Omicron death ― NCDC

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), says no person in Nigeria has died of COVID-19 with the B.1.1.529 SARS-CoV-2 lineage, the Omicron variant yet in the country, as the variant surges across the country.

The Director-General of NCDC, Dr Ifedayo Adetifa, disclosed this to journalists during a Webinar to discuss the late surge in the COVID-19 case on Friday in Abuja.

Adetifa disclosed that the omicron had risen the number of confirmed cases in the country to 500 per cent, and now became the dominant variant in the country.

Adetifa said that the country had now identified a further 39 cases of the omicron variant bringing the total number of confirmed infections to 45.



Source: Nigerian Tribune

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