COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria

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COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria
Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria by state.png
Cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria by state as of 9 October 2021
  <500
  500–1,000
  1,000–5,000
  5,000–10,000
  10,000–50,000
  ≥50,000
Confirmed COVID-19 related deaths in Nigeria by state.png
Confirmed COVID-19 deaths in Nigeria by state as of 9 October 2021
  <10
  10–50
  50–100
  100–500
  ≥500
Disease COVID-19
Virus strain SARS-CoV-2
Location Nigeria
First outbreak Wuhan, Hubei, China [1]
Index case Lagos
Arrival date27 February 2020
(1 year, 8 months, 3 weeks and 4 days ago)
Confirmed cases213,532 [2]
Recovered206,486 [3]
Deaths
2,973 [2]
Fatality rate1.39%
Vaccinations
  • 5,947,322 [2] (total vaccinated)
  • 3,306,380 [2] (fully vaccinated)
  • 9,253,702 [2] (doses administered)
Government website
covid19.ncdc.gov.ng

The COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria is part of the worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 ( COVID-19 ) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The first confirmed case in Nigeria was announced on 27 February 2020, when an Italian citizen in Lagos tested positive for the virus. [4] [5] On 9 March 2020, a second case of the virus was reported in Ewekoro, Ogun State, a Nigerian citizen who had contact with the Italian citizen. [6]

Contents

Background

On 28 January 2020, the Federal government of Nigeria assured citizens of the country of its readiness to strengthen surveillance at five international airports in the country to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The government announced the airports as Enugu, Lagos, Rivers, Kano and the FCT. [7] The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control also announced same day that they had already set up coronavirus group and was ready to activate its incident system if any case emerged in Nigeria. [8]

On 31 January, following the developments of COVID-19 pandemic in mainland China and other countries worldwide, the federal government of Nigeria set up a Coronavirus Preparedness Group to mitigate the impact of the virus if it eventually spreads to the country. [9] [10] On the same day, the World Health Organization listed Nigeria among other 13 African countries identified as high-risk for the spread of the virus. [11]

On 26 February, a Chinese citizen presented himself to the Lagos State government on suspicion of being infected with coronavirus. He was admitted at Reddington Hospital and was released the following day after testing negative. [12]

Timeline

COVID-19 cases in Nigeria  ()
     Deaths        Recoveries        Active cases
2020202020212021
FebFebMarMarAprAprMayMayJunJunJulJulAugAugSepSepOctOctNovNovDecDec
JanJanFebFebMarMarAprAprMayMayJunJunJulJulAugAugSepSepOctOctNovNov
Last 15 daysLast 15 days
Date
# of cases
# of deaths
2020-02-271(n.a.)
1(=)
2020-03-092(+1)
2(=)
2020-03-131
1(=)
2020-03-172(+1)
2020-03-18
7(+5)
2020-03-19
11(+4)
2020-03-20
12(+1)
2020-03-21
22(+10)
2020-03-22
30(+8)
2020-03-23
36(+6)1(n.a.)
2020-03-24
44(+8)1(=)
2020-03-25
51(+7)1(=)
2020-03-26
65(+14)1(=)
2020-03-27
81(+16)1(=)
2020-03-28
97(+16)1(=)
2020-03-29
111(+14)1(=)
2020-03-30
131(+20)2(+1)
2020-03-31
139(+8)2(=)
2020-04-01
174(+35)2(=)
2020-04-02
184(+10)2(=)
2020-04-03
209(+25)4(+2)
2020-04-04
214(+5)4(=)
2020-04-05
232(+18)5(+1)
2020-04-06
238(+6)5(=)
2020-04-07
254(+16)6(+1)
2020-04-08
274(+20)6(=)
2020-04-09
288(+14)7(+1)
2020-04-10
305(+17)7(=)
2020-04-11
318(+13)10(+3)
2020-04-12
323(+5)10(=)
2020-04-13
343(+20)10(=)
2020-04-14
373(+30)11(+1)
2020-04-15
407(+34)12(+1)
2020-04-16
442(+35)13(+1)
2020-04-17
493(+51)17(+4)
2020-04-18
541(+48)19(+2)
2020-04-19
627(+86)21(+2)
2020-04-20
665(+38)22(+1)
2020-04-21
782(+117)25(+3)
2020-04-22
873(+91)28(+3)
2020-04-23
981(+108)31(+3)
2020-04-24
1,095(+114)32(+1)
2020-04-25
1,182(+87)35(+3)
2020-04-26
1,273(+91)40(+5)
2020-04-27
1,337(+64)40(=)
2020-04-28
1,532(+195)44(+4)
2020-04-29
1,728(+196)51(+7)
2020-04-30
1,932(+204)58(+7)
2020-05-01
2,170(+238)68(+10)
2020-05-02
2,388(+218)85(+17)
2020-05-03
2,558(+170)87(+2)
2020-05-04
2,802(+244)93(+6)
2020-05-05
2,950(+148)98(+5)
2020-05-06
3,145(+195)103(+5)
2020-05-07
3,526(+381)107(+4)
2020-05-08
3,912(+386)117(+10)
2020-05-09
4,151(+239)128(+11)
2020-05-10
4,399(+248)143(+15)
2020-05-11
4,641(+242)150(+7)
2020-05-12
4,787(+146)158(+8)
2020-05-13
4,971(+184)164(+6)
2020-05-14
5,162(+191)167(+3)
2020-05-15
5,445(+283)171(+4)
2020-05-16
5,621(+176)176(+5)
2020-05-17
5,959(+338)182(+6)
2020-05-18
6,175(+216)191(+9)
2020-05-19
6,401(+226)192(+1)
2020-05-20
6,677(+276)200(+8)
2020-05-21
7,016(+339)211(+11)
2020-05-22
7,261(+245)221(+10)
2020-05-23
7,526(+265)221(=)
2020-05-24
7,839(+313)226(+5)
2020-05-25
8,086(+247)233(+7)
2020-05-26
8,344(+258)249(+16)
2020-05-27
8,733(+389)254(+5)
2020-05-28
8,915(+182)259(+5)
2020-05-29
9,302(+387)261(+2)
2020-05-30
9,855(+553)273(+12)
2020-05-31
10,162(+307)287(+14)
2020-06-01
10,578(+416)299(+12)
2020-06-02
10,819(+241)314(+15)
2020-06-03
11,166(+347)315(+1)
2020-06-04
11,516(+350)323(+8)
2020-06-05
11,844(+328)333(+10)
2020-06-06
12,233(+389)342(+9)
2020-06-07
12,486(+253)354(+12)
2020-06-08
12,801(+315)361(+7)
2020-06-09
13,464(+663)365(+4)
2020-06-10
13,873(+409)382(+17)
2020-06-11
14,554(+681)387(+5)
2020-06-12
15,181(+627)399(+12)
2020-06-13
15,682(+501)407(+8)
2020-06-14
16,085(+403)420(+13)
2020-06-15
16,658(+573)424(+4)
2020-06-16
17,148(+490)455(+31)
2020-06-17
17,735(+587)469(+14)
2020-06-18
18,480(+745)475(+6)
2020-06-19
19,147(+667)487(+12)
2020-06-20
19,808(+661)506(+19)
2020-06-21
20,244(+436)518(+12)
2020-06-22
20,919(+675)525(+7)
2020-06-23
21,371(+452)533(+8)
2020-06-24
22,020(+649)542(+9)
2020-06-25
22,614(+594)549(+7)
2020-06-26
23,298(+684)554(+5)
2020-06-27
24,077(+779)558(+4)
2020-06-28
24,567(+490)565(+7)
2020-06-29
25,133(+566)573(+8)
2020-06-30
25,694(+561)590(+17)
2020-07-01
26,484(+790)603(+13)
2020-07-02
27,110(+626)616(+13)
2020-07-03
27,564(+454)628(+12)
2020-07-04
28,167(+603)634(+6)
2020-07-05
28,711(+544)645(+11)
2020-07-06
29,286(+575)654(+9)
2020-07-07
29,789(+503)669(+15)
2020-07-08
30,249(+460)684(+15)
2020-07-09
30,748(+499)689(+5)
2020-07-10
31,323(+575)709(+20)
2020-07-11
31,987(+664)724(+15)
2020-07-12
32,558(+571)740(+16)
2020-07-13
33,153(+595)744(+4)
2020-07-14
33,616(+463)754(+10)
2020-07-15
34,259(+643)760(+6)
2020-07-16
34,854(+595)769(+9)
2020-07-17
35,454(+600)772(+3)
2020-07-18
36,107(+653)778(+6)
2020-07-19
36,663(+556)789(+11)
2020-07-20
37,225(+562)801(+12)
2020-07-21
37,801(+576)805(+4)
2020-07-22
38,344(+543)813(+8)
2020-07-23
38,948(+604)833(+20)
2020-07-24
39,539(+591)845(+12)
2020-07-25
39,977(+438)856(+11)
2020-07-26
40,532(+555)858(+2)
2020-07-27
41,180(+648)860(+2)
2020-07-28
41,804(+624)868(+8)
2020-07-29
42,208(+404)873(+5)
2020-07-30
42,689(+481)878(+5)
2020-07-31
43,151(+462)879(+1)
2020-08-01
43,537(+386)883(+4)
2020-08-02
43,841(+304)888(+5)
2020-08-03
44,129(+288)896(+8)
2020-08-04
44,433(+304)910(+14)
2020-08-05
44,890(+457)927(+17)
2020-08-06
45,244(+354)930(+3)
2020-08-07
45,687(+443)936(+6)
2020-08-08
46,140(+453)942(+6)
2020-08-09
46,577(+437)945(+3)
2020-08-10
46,867(+290)950(+5)
2020-08-11
47,290(+423)956(+6)
2020-08-12
47,743(+453)956(=)
2020-08-13
48,116(+373)966(+10)
2020-08-14
48,445(+329)973(+7)
2020-08-15
48,770(+325)974(+1)
2020-08-16
49,068(+298)975(+1)
2020-08-17
49,485(+417)977(+2)
2020-08-18
49,895(+410)981(+4)
2020-08-19
50,488(+593)985(+4)
2020-08-20
50,964(+476)992(+7)
2020-08-21
51,304(+340)996(+4)
2020-08-22
51,905(+601)997(+1)
2020-08-23
52,227(+322)1,002(+5)
2020-08-24
52,548(+321)1,004(+2)
2020-08-25
52,800(+252)1,007(+3)
2020-08-26
53,021(+221)1,010(+3)
2020-08-27
53,317(+296)1,011(+1)
2020-08-28
53,477(+160)1,011(=)
2020-08-29
53,727(+250)1,011(=)
2020-08-30
53,865(+138)1,013(+2)
2020-08-31
54,008(+143)1,013(=)
2020-09-01
54,247(+239)1,023(+10)
2020-09-02
54,463(+216)1,027(+4)
2020-09-03
54,588(+125)1,048(+21)
2020-09-04
54,743(+155)1,051(+3)
2020-09-05
54,905(+162)1,054(+3)
2020-09-06
55,005(+100)1,057(+3)
2020-09-07
55,160(+155)1,061(+4)
2020-09-08
55,456(+296)1,067(+6)
2020-09-09
55,632(+176)1,070(+3)
2020-09-10
55,829(+197)1,075(+5)
2020-09-11
56,017(+188)1,076(+1)
2020-09-12
56,177(+160)1,078(+2)
2020-09-13
56,256(+79)1,082(+4)
2020-09-14
56,388(+132)1,083(+1)
2020-09-15
56,478(+90)1,088(+5)
2020-09-16
56,604(+126)1,091(+3)
2020-09-17
56,735(+131)1,093(+2)
2020-09-18
56,956(+221)1,094(+1)
2020-09-19
57,145(+189)1,095(+1)
2020-09-20
57,242(+97)1,098(+3)
2020-09-21
57,437(+195)1,100(+2)
2020-09-22
57,613(+176)1,100(=)
2020-09-23
57,724(+111)1,102(+2)
2020-09-24
57,849(+125)1,102(=)
2020-09-25
58,062(+213)1,103(+1)
2020-09-26
58,198(+136)1,106(+3)
2020-09-27
58,324(+126)1,108(+2)
2020-09-28
58,460(+136)1,111(+3)
2020-09-29
58,647(+187)1,111(=)
2020-09-30
58,848(+201)1,112(+1)
2020-10-01
59,001(+153)1,112(=)
2020-10-02
59,127(+126)1,112(=)
2020-10-03
59,287(+160)1,113(+1)
2020-10-04
59,345(+58)1,113(=)
2020-10-05
59,465(+120)1,113(=)
2020-10-06
59,583(+118)1,113(=)
2020-10-07
59,738(+155)1,113(=)
2020-10-08
59,841(+103)1,113(=)
2020-10-09
59,992(+151)1,113(=)
2020-10-10
60,103(+111)1,115(+2)
2020-10-11
60,266(+163)1,115(=)
2020-10-12
60,430(+164)1,115(=)
2020-10-13
60,655(+225)1,116(+1)
2020-10-14
60,834(+179)1,116(=)
2020-10-15
60,982(+148)1,116(=)
2020-10-16
61,194(+212)1,119(+3)
2020-10-17
61,307(+113)1,123(+4)
2020-10-18
61,440(+133)1,125(+2)
2020-10-19
61,558(+118)1,125(=)
2020-10-20
61,630(+72)1,125(=)
2020-10-21
61,667(+37)1,125(=)
2020-10-22
61,805(+138)1,127(+2)
2020-10-23
61,882(+77)1,129(+2)
2020-10-24
61,930(+48)1,129(=)
2020-10-25
61,992(+62)1,130(+1)
2020-10-26
62,111(+119)1,132(+2)
2020-10-27
62,224(+113)1,135(+3)
2020-10-28
62,371(+147)1,139(+4)
2020-10-29
62,521(+150)1,141(+2)
2020-10-30
62,691(+170)1,144(+3)
2020-10-31
62,853(+162)1,144(=)
2020-11-01
62,964(+111)1,146(+2)
2020-11-02
63,036(+72)1,147(+1)
2020-11-03
63,173(+137)1,151(+4)
2020-11-04
63,328(+155)1,155(+4)
2020-11-05
63,508(+180)1,155(=)
2020-11-06
63,731(+223)1,155(=)
2020-11-07
63,790(+59)1,154
2020-11-08
64,090(+300)1,154(=)
2020-11-09
64,184(+94)1,158(+4)
2020-11-10
64,336(+152)1,160(+2)
2020-11-11
64,516(+180)1,162(+2)
2020-11-12
64,728(+212)1,162(=)
2020-11-13
64,884(+156)1,163(+1)
2020-11-14
64,996(+112)1,163(=)
2020-11-15
65,148(+152)1,163(=)
2020-11-16
65,305(+157)1,163(=)
2020-11-17
65,457(+152)1,163(=)
2020-11-18
65,693(+236)1,163(=)
2020-11-19
65,839(+146)1,165(+2)
2020-11-20
65,982(+143)1,165(=)
2020-11-21
66,228(+246)1,166(+1)
2020-11-22
66,383(+155)1,167(+1)
2020-11-23
66,439(+56)1,168(+1)
2020-11-24
66,607(+168)1,169(+1)
2020-11-25
66,805(+198)1,169(=)
2020-11-26
66,974(+169)1,169(=)
2020-11-27
67,220(+246)1,171(+2)
2020-11-28
67,330(+110)1,171(=)
2020-11-29
67,412(+82)1,173(+2)
2020-11-30
67,557(+145)1,173(=)
2020-12-01
67,838(+281)1,176(+3)
2020-12-02
67,960(+122)1,177(+1)
2020-12-03
68,303(+343)1,179(+2)
2020-12-04
68,627(+324)1,179(=)
2020-12-05
68,937(+310)1,180(+1)
2020-12-06
69,255(+318)1,180(=)
2020-12-07
69,645(+390)1,181(+1)
2020-12-08
70,195(+550)1,182(+1)
2020-12-09
70,669(+474)1,184(+2)
2020-12-10
71,344(+675)1,190(+6)
2020-12-11
72,140(+796)1,190(=)
2020-12-12
72,757(+617)1,195(+5)
2020-12-13
73,175(+418)1,197(+2)
2020-12-14
73,374(+199)1,197(=)
2020-12-15
74,132(+758)1,200(+3)
2020-12-16
75,062(+930)1,200(=)
2020-12-17
76,207(+1,145)1,201(+1)
2020-12-18
77,013(+806)1,212(+11)
2020-12-19
77,933(+920)1,218(+6)
2020-12-20
78,434(+501)1,221(+3)
2020-12-21
78,790(+356)1,227(+6)
2020-12-22
79,789(+999)1,231(+4)
2020-12-23
80,922(+1,133)1,236(+5)
2020-12-24
81,963(+1,041)1,242(+6)
2020-12-25
82,747(+784)1,246(+4)
2020-12-26
83,576(+829)1,247(+1)
2020-12-27
84,414(+838)1,254(+7)
2020-12-28
84,811(+397)1,264(+10)
2020-12-29
85,560(+749)1,267(+3)
2020-12-30
86,576(+1,016)1,278(+11)
2020-12-31
87,510(+934)1,289(+11)
2021-01-01
88,587(+1,077)1,294(+5)
2021-01-02
89,163(+576)1,302(+8)
2021-01-03
90,080(+917)1,311(+9)
2021-01-04
91,351(+1,271)1,318(+7)
2021-01-05
92,705(+1,354)1,319(+1)
2021-01-06
94,369(+1,664)1,324(+5)
2021-01-07
95,934(+1,565)1,330(+6)
2021-01-08
97,478(+1,544)1,342(+12)
2021-01-09
99,063(+1,585)1,350(+8)
2021-01-10
100,087(+1,024)1,358(+8)
2021-01-11
101,331(+1,244)1,361(+3)
2021-01-12
102,601(+1,270)1,373(+12)
2021-01-13
103,999(+1,398)1,382(+9)
2021-01-14
105,478(+1,479)1,405(+23)
2021-01-15
107,345(+1,867)1,413(+8)
2021-01-16
108,943(+1,598)1,420(+7)
2021-01-17
110,387(+1,444)1,435(+15)
2021-01-18
112,004(+1,617)1,449(+14)
2021-01-19
113,305(+1,301)1,464(+15)
2021-01-20
114,691(+1,386)1,478(+14)
2021-01-21
116,655(+1,964)1,485(+7)
2021-01-22
118,138(+1,483)1,490(+5)
2021-01-23
120,602(+2,464)1,502(+12)
2021-01-24
121,566(+964)1,504(+2)
2021-01-25
122,996(+1,430)1,507(+3)
2021-01-26
124,299(+1,303)1,522(+15)
2021-01-27
126,160(+1,861)1,544(+22)
2021-01-28
127,024(+864)1,547(+3)
2021-01-29
128,674(+1,650)1,577(+30)
2021-01-30
130,557(+1,883)1,578(+1)
2021-01-31
131,242(+685)1,586(+8)
2021-02-01
131,918(+676)1,607(+21)
2021-02-02
133,552(+1,634)1,613(+6)
2021-02-03
134,690(+1,138)1,618(+5)
2021-02-04
136,030(+1,340)1,632(+14)
2021-02-05
137,654(+1,624)1,641(+9)
2021-02-06
139,242(+1,588)1,647(+6)
2021-02-07
139,748(+506)1,667(+20)
2021-02-08
140,391(+643)1,673(+6)
2021-02-09
141,447(+1,056)1,694(+21)
2021-02-10
142,578(+1,131)1,702(+8)
2021-02-11
143,516(+938)1,710(+8)
2021-02-12
144,521(+1,005)1,734(+24)
2021-02-13
145,664(+1,143)1,747(+13)
2021-02-14
146,354(+690)1,753(+6)
2021-02-15
146,928(+574)1,761(+8)
2021-02-16
148,500(+1,572)1,779(+18)
2021-02-17
149,369(+869)1,787(+8)
2021-02-18
150,246(+877)1,803(+16)
2021-02-19
150,908(+662)1,813(+10)
2021-02-20
151,553(+645)1,831(+18)
2021-02-21
152,074(+521)1,839(+8)
2021-02-22
152,616(+542)1,862(+23)
2021-02-23
153,187(+571)1,874(+12)
2021-02-24
153,842(+655)1,885(+11)
2021-02-25
154,476(+634)1,891(+6)
2021-02-26
155,076(+600)1,902(+11)
2021-02-27
155,417(+341)1,905(+3)
2021-02-28
155,657(+240)1,907(+2)
2021-03-01
156,017(+360)1,915(+8)
2021-03-02
156,496(+479)1,923(+8)
2021-03-03
156,963(+467)1,939(+16)
2021-03-04
157,671(+708)1,951(+12)
2021-03-05
158,042(+371)1,954(+3)
2021-03-06
158,237(+195)1,964(+10)
2021-03-07
158,506(+269)1,969(+5)
2021-03-08
158,906(+400)1,982(+13)
2021-03-09
159,252(+346)1,988(+6)
2021-03-10
159,646(+394)1,993(+5)
2021-03-11
159,933(+287)2,001(+8)
2021-03-12
160,332(+399)2,009(+8)
2021-03-13
160,537(+205)2,013(+4)
2021-03-14
160,657(+120)2,013(=)
2021-03-15
160,895(+238)2,016(+3)
2021-03-16
161,074(+179)2,018(+2)
2021-03-17
161,274(+200)2,027(+9)
2021-03-18
161,409(+135)2,027(=)
2021-03-19
161,539(+130)2,027(=)
2021-03-20
161,651(+112)2,030(+3)
2021-03-21
161,737(+86)2,030(=)
2021-03-22
161,868(+131)2,030(=)
2021-03-23
162,076(+208)2,031(+1)
2021-03-24
162,178(+102)2,031(=)
2021-03-25
162,275(+97)2,036(+5)
2021-03-26
162,388(+113)2,039(+3)
2021-03-27
162,489(+101)2,041(+2)
2021-03-28
162,593(+104)2,048(+7)
2021-03-29
162,641(+48)2,049(+1)
2021-03-30
162,762(+121)2,056(+7)
2021-03-31
162,891(+129)2,057(+1)
2021-04-01
162,997(+106)2,058(+1)
2021-04-02
163,063(+66)2,058(=)
2021-04-03
163,113(+50)2,058(=)
2021-04-04
163,195(+82)2,058(=)
2021-04-05
163,330(+135)2,058(=)
2021-04-06
163,388(+58)2,058(=)
2021-04-07
163,440(+52)2,058(=)
2021-04-08
163,581(+141)2,058(=)
2021-04-09
163,652(+71)2,059(+1)
2021-04-10
163,736(+84)2,060(+1)
2021-04-11
163,793(+57)2,060(=)
2021-04-12
163,837(+44)2,061(+1)
2021-04-13
163,911(+74)2,061(=)
2021-04-14
164,000(+89)2,061(=)
2021-04-15
164,080(+80)2,061(=)
2021-04-16
164,147(+67)2,061(=)
2021-04-17
164,207(+60)2,061(=)
2021-04-18
164,233(+26)2,061(=)
2021-04-19
164,303(+70)2,061(=)
2021-04-20
164,423(+120)2,061(=)
2021-04-21
164,488(+65)2,061(=)
2021-04-22
164,588(+100)2,061(=)
2021-04-23
164,633(+45)2,061(=)
2021-04-24
164,684(+51)2,061(=)
2021-04-25
164,719(+35)2,062(+1)
2021-04-26
164,756(+37)2,062(=)
2021-04-27
164,912(+156)2,063(+1)
2021-04-28
164,993(+81)2,063(=)
2021-04-29
165,055(+62)2,063(=)
2021-04-30
165,110(+55)2,063(=)
2021-05-01
165,153(+43)2,063(=)
2021-05-02
165,181(+28)2,063(=)
2021-05-03
165,199(+18)2,063(=)
2021-05-04
165,233(+34)2,063(=)
2021-05-05
165,273(+40)2,065(+2)
2021-05-06
165,301(+28)2,065(=)
2021-05-07
165,340(+39)2,065(=)
2021-05-08
165,370(+30)2,065(=)
2021-05-09
165,419(+49)2,065(=)
2021-05-10
165,468(+49)2,065(=)
2021-05-11
165,515(+47)2,065(=)
2021-05-12
165,559(+44)2,066(+1)
2021-05-13
165,612(+53)2,066(=)
2021-05-14
165,661(+49)2,066(=)
2021-05-15
165,702(+41)2,066(=)
2021-05-16
165,709(+7)2,066(=)
2021-05-17
165,778(+69)2,067(+1)
2021-05-18
165,807(+29)2,067(=)
2021-05-19
165,852(+45)2,067(=)
2021-05-20
165,901(+49)2,067(=)
2021-05-21
165,944(+43)2,067(=)
2021-05-22
165,979(+35)2,067(=)
2021-05-23
166,019(+40)2,067(=)
2021-05-24
166,061(+42)2,067(=)
2021-05-25
166,098(+37)2,071(+4)
2021-05-26
166,146(+48)2,071(=)
2021-05-27
166,191(+45)2,071(=)
2021-05-28
166,254(+63)2,071(=)
2021-05-29
166,285(+31)2,071(=)
2021-05-30
166,315(+30)2,071(=)
2021-05-31
166,518(+203)2,099(+28)
2021-06-01
166,534(+16)2,099(=)
2021-06-02
166,560(+26)2,099(=)
2021-06-03
166,682(+122)2,117(+18)
2021-06-04
166,730(+48)2,117(=)
2021-06-05
166,756(+26)2,117(=)
2021-06-06
166,767(+11)2,117(=)
2021-06-07
166,816(+49)2,117(=)
2021-06-08
166,918(+102)2,117(=)
2021-06-09
166,982(+64)2,117(=)
2021-06-10
167,027(+45)2,117(=)
2021-06-11
167,051(+24)2,117(=)
2021-06-12
167,059(+8)2,117(=)
2021-06-13
167,066(+7)2,117(=)
2021-06-14
167,078(+12)2,117(=)
2021-06-15
167,095(+17)2,117(=)
2021-06-16
167,103(+8)2,117(=)
2021-06-17
167,142(+39)2,117(=)
2021-06-18
167,155(+13)2,117(=)
2021-06-19
167,206(+51)2,117(=)
2021-06-20
167,206(=)2,117(=)
2021-06-21
167,292(+86)2,117(=)
2021-06-22
167,331(+39)2,118(+1)
2021-06-23
167,375(+44)2,118(=)
2021-06-24
167,401(+26)2,118(=)
2021-06-25
167,430(+29)2,119(+1)
2021-06-26
167,465(+35)2,119(=)
2021-06-27
167,467(+2)2,119(=)
2021-06-28
167,532(+65)2,119(=)
2021-06-29
167,543(+11)2,120(+1)
2021-06-30
167,618(+75)2,120(=)
2021-07-01
167,692(+74)2,121(+1)
2021-07-02
167,732(+40)2,121(=)
2021-07-03
167,803(+71)2,121(=)
2021-07-04
167,859(+56)2,121(=)
2021-07-05
167,909(+50)2,122(+1)
2021-07-06
168,000(+91)2,122(=)
2021-07-07
168,110(+110)2,122(=)
2021-07-08
168,256(+146)2,122(=)
2021-07-09
168,442(+186)2,122(=)
2021-07-10
168,540(+98)2,122(=)
2021-07-11
168,552(+12)2,124(+2)
2021-07-12
168,713(+161)2,124(=)
2021-07-13
168,867(+154)2,125(+1)
2021-07-14
168,915(+48)2,125(=)
2021-07-15
169,074(+159)2,126(+1)
2021-07-16
169,206(+132)2,126(=)
2021-07-17
169,329(+123)2,126(=)
2021-07-18
169,532(+203)2,127(+1)
2021-07-19
169,678(+146)2,128(+1)
2021-07-20
169,884(+206)2,128(=)
2021-07-21
170,122(+238)2,130(+2)
2021-07-22
170,306(+184)2,130(=)
2021-07-23
170,623(+317)2,131(+1)
2021-07-24
170,895(+272)2,132(+1)
2021-07-25
171,111(+216)2,132(=)
2021-07-26
171,324(+213)2,134(+2)
2021-07-27
171,728(+404)2,134(=)
2021-07-28
172,263(+535)2,139(+5)
2021-07-29
172,821(+558)2,141(+2)
2021-07-30
173,411(+590)2,149(+8)
2021-07-31
173,908(+497)2,149(=)
2021-08-01
174,315(+407)2,149(=)
2021-08-02
174,759(+444)2,160(+11)
2021-08-03
175,264(+505)2,163(+3)
2021-08-04
176,011(+747)2,167(+4)
2021-08-05
176,577(+566)2,178(+11)
2021-08-06
177,142(+565)2,181(+3)
2021-08-07
177,615(+473)2,185(+4)
2021-08-08
178,086(+471)2,187(+2)
2021-08-09
178,508(+422)2,192(+5)
2021-08-10
179,118(+610)2,194(+2)
2021-08-11
179,908(+790)2,195(+1)
2021-08-12
180,661(+753)2,200(+5)
2021-08-13
181,297(+636)2,211(+11)
2021-08-14
181,962(+665)2,219(+8)
2021-08-15
182,503(+541)2,219(=)
2021-08-16
183,087(+584)2,223(+4)
2021-08-17
183,444(+357)2,229(+6)
2021-08-18
184,593(+1,149)2,236(+7)
2021-08-19
185,267(+674)2,244(+8)
2021-08-20
185,571(+304)2,247(+3)
2021-08-21
186,635(+1,064)2,260(+13)
2021-08-22
187,023(+388)2,268(+8)
2021-08-23
187,588(+565)2,276(+8)
2021-08-24
188,243(+655)2,281(+5)
2021-08-25
188,880(+637)2,288(+7)
2021-08-26
189,715(+835)2,298(+10)
2021-08-27
190,333(+618)2,308(+10)
2021-08-28
190,983(+650)2,361(+53)
2021-08-29
191,345(+362)2,454(+93)
2021-08-30
191,805(+460)2,455(+1)
2021-08-31
192,431(+626)2,469(+14)
2021-09-01
193,013(+582)2,480(+11)
2021-09-02
193,644(+631)2,488(+8)
2021-09-03
194,088(+444)2,495(+7)
2021-09-04
195,052(+964)2,522(+27)
2021-09-05
195,511(+459)2,552(+30)
2021-09-06
195,890(+379)2,556(+4)
2021-09-07
196,487(+597)2,573(+17)
2021-09-08
197,046(+559)2,578(+5)
2021-09-09
197,773(+727)2,585(+7)
2021-09-10
198,239(+466)2,588(+3)
2021-09-11
198,786(+547)2,590(+2)
2021-09-12
199,151(+365)2,598(+8)
2021-09-13
199,538(+387)2,619(+21)
2021-09-14
200,057(+519)2,637(+18)
2021-09-15
200,356(+299)2,640(+3)
2021-09-16
200,957(+601)2,647(+7)
2021-09-17
201,294(+337)2,649(+2)
2021-09-18
201,630(+336)2,654(+5)
2021-09-19
201,798(+168)2,655(+1)
2021-09-20
202,191(+393)2,661(+6)
2021-09-21
202,704(+513)2,664(+3)
2021-09-22
203,081(+377)2,666(+2)
2021-09-23
203,514(+433)2,668(+2)
2021-09-24
203,991(+477)2,671(+3)
2021-09-25
204,201(+210)2,674(+3)
2021-09-26
204,456(+255)2,677(+3)
2021-09-27
204,752(+296)2,689(+12)
2021-09-28
205,047(+295)2,695(+6)
2021-09-29
205,484(+437)2,701(+6)
2021-09-30
205,765(+281)2,720(+19)
2021-10-01
205,926(+161)2,723(+3)
2021-10-02
206,064(+138)2,723(=)
2021-10-03
206,138(+74)2,723(=)
2021-10-04
206,279(+141)2,723(=)
2021-10-05
206,561(+282)2,731(+8)
2021-10-06
206,565(+4)2,731(=)
2021-10-07
207,210(+645)2,742(+11)
2021-10-08
207,479(+269)2,743(+1)
2021-10-09
207,616(+137)2,745(+2)
2021-10-10
207,694(+78)2,747(+2)
2021-10-11
207,978(+284)2,756(+9)
2021-10-12
208,153(+175)2,756(=)
2021-10-13
208,404(+251)2,761(+5)
2021-10-14
208,630(+226)2,767(+6)
2021-10-15
208,797(+167)2,769(+2)
2021-10-16
209,173(+376)2,804(+35)
2021-10-17
209,298(+125)2,837(+33)
2021-10-18
209,387(+89)2,838(+1)
2021-10-19
209,546(+159)2,838(=)
2021-10-20
209,713(+167)2,840(+2)
2021-10-21
209,960(+247)2,850(+10)
2021-10-22
210,136(+176)2,855(+5)
2021-10-23
210,295(+159)2,856(+1)
2021-10-24
210,460(+165)2,882(+26)
2021-10-25
211,171(+711)2,884(+2)
2021-10-26
211,330(+159)2,884(=)
2021-10-27
211,496(+166)2,886(+2)
2021-10-28
211,678(+182)2,892(+6)
2021-10-29
211,798(+120)2,895(+3)
2021-10-30
211,887(+89)2,895(=)
2021-10-31
211,961(+74)2,896(+1)
2021-11-01
212,051(+90)2,898(+2)
2021-11-02
212,150(+99)2,899(+1)
2021-11-03
212,359(+209)2,900(+1)
2021-11-04
212,446(+87)2,902(+2)
2021-11-05
212,511(+65)2,902(=)
2021-11-06
212,627(+116)2,905(+3)
2021-11-07
212,713(+86)2,906(+1)
2021-11-08
212,765(+52)2,906(=)
2021-11-09
212,829(+64)2,914(+8)
2021-11-10
212,894(+65)2,922(+8)
2021-11-11
212,947(+53)2,933(+11)
2021-11-12
213,076(+129)2,949(+16)
2021-11-13
213,127(+51)2,960(+11)
2021-11-14
213,147(+20)2,968(+8)
2021-11-15
213,177(+30)2,968(=)
2021-11-16
213,1752,968(=)
2021-11-17
213,403(+228)2,973(+5)
2021-11-18
213,464(+61)2,973(=)
2021-11-19
213,487(+23)2,973(=)
2021-11-20
213,532(+45)2,973(=)
Sources: various news sources and state health department websites. See Timeline articles and Timeline narrative for sources.

2020

February–March

On 27 February, Nigeria confirmed its first case in Lagos State, an Italian citizen who works in Nigeria had returned on 25 February from Milan, Italy through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, fell ill on 26 February and was transferred to Lagos State biosecurity facilities for isolation and testing. [13] [14]

On 9 March, the second case was confirmed, a Nigerian citizen in Ewekoro, Ogun State who had contact with the Italian citizen. [15] [16] [17]

On 13 March, Nigeria confirmed that the second case no longer had the virus in his system and thus tested negative. [18]

By 31 March 139 cases and 2 deaths had been confirmed. [19] The suspected cases that Nigeria were tracing, rose to 6,000. [20]

April–June

There were 1,793 cases in April, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 1,932. 56 deaths were confirmed, bringing the death toll to 58. [21]

There were 8,230 confirmed cases in May, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 10,162. 229 deaths were confirmed, bringing the death toll to 287. [22]

There were 15,532 confirmed cases in June, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 25,694. 303 deaths were confirmed, bringing the death toll to 590. [23]

July–September

17,457 cases were reported in July, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 43,151. 289 deaths were reported, bringing the death toll to 879. [24]

10,857 cases were reported in August, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 54,008. 134 deaths were reported, bringing the death toll to 1,013. [25]

4,840 cases and 99 deaths were reported in September, bringing the total number of confirmed cases and deaths to 58,848 and 1,112 respectively. There were 50,358 recoveries as of 30 September, leaving 7,378 active cases. [26]

October–December

Number of cases (blue) and deaths (red) on a logarithmic scale. COVID-19-Nigeria-log.svg
Number of cases (blue) and deaths (red) on a logarithmic scale.

During the significant drop of the cases recorded between September and November 2020 that lead to the relaxation of the lockdowns and re-opening of the economy to prevent the second phase of economic meltdown, the isolation centres in most states were partially closed, and the country relaxed the usage of face-masks in public places such as markets, public offices, event centers, restaurants, and bars. [27]

There were 4,005 new cases in October, bringing the total number of cases from the start of the outbreak to 62,853. The death toll rose by 32 to 1,144. There were 3,034 active cases at the end of the month. [28] Model-based simulations indicate that the 95% confidence interval for the time-varying reproduction number R t was close to 1.0 in October. [29]

There were 4,704 new cases in November, bringing the total number of cases to 67,557. The death toll rose to 1,173. There were 3,102 active cases at the end of the month. [30]

On 10 December, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, the Health Minister said that the second wave is imminent because of the rising number of cases; he added that the rise in cases was mostly driven by an increase in infections within communities and, to a lesser extent, travelers entering Nigeria. [31] On the same day, Secretary to the Government of the Federation and chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha said that the sceond wave of the pandemic has begun, following the increase in the number of COVID-19 cases detected in the country. [32]

Nigeria recorded its highest daily number of COVID-19 cases on 17 December with 1,145 new infections. The Presidential Task Force said that this increase in cases showed that the country entered the second wave of the pandemic. [33] [34] [35]

On 24 December, John Nkengasong, Director of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) told an online news conference from Addis Ababa that another new coronavirus variant has been found in Nigeria. Nkengasong announced “It’s a separate lineage from the UK and the South African lineages.” [36]

There were 19,953 new cases in December, raising the total number of confirmed cases to 87,510. The death toll rose to 1,289. The number of recovered patients increased to 73,713, leaving 12,508 active cases at the end of the month. [37]

2021

January–March

The milestone of 100,000 confirmed cases was reached on 10 January. [38] Nigeria's first case of the B.1.1.7 variant was confirmed on 25 January. [39] There were 43,732 new cases in January, raising the total number of confirmed cases to 131,242. The death toll rose to 1,586. The number of recovered patients increased to 104,989, leaving 26,667 active cases at the end of the month. [40]

There were 24,415 new cases in February, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 155,657. The death toll rose to 1,907. The number of recovered patients increased to 133,768, leaving 19,982 active cases at the end of the month. [41]

There were 7,234 new cases in March, raising the total number of confirmed cases to 162,891. The death toll rose to 2,057. The number of recovered patients increased to 151,648, leaving 9,186 active cases at the end of the month. [42]

April-June

There were 2,219 new cases in April, raising the total number of confirmed cases to 165,110. The death toll rose to 2,063. The number of recovered patients increased to 155,101, leaving 7,946 active cases at the end of the month. [43]

There were 1,408 new cases in May, raising the total number of confirmed cases to 166,518. The death toll rose to 2,099. The number of recovered patients increased to 158,781, leaving 5,638 active cases at the end of the month. [44]

There were 1,025 new cases in June, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 167,543. The death toll rose to 2,120. The number of recovered patients increased to 163,985, leaving 1,438 active cases at the end of the month. [45]

July-September

There were 6,365 new cases in July, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 173,908. The death toll rose to 2,149. The number of recovered patients increased to 164,994, leaving 6,765 active cases at the end of the month. [46]

There were 18,523 new cases in August, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 192,431. The death toll rose to 2,469. The number of recovered patients increased to 178,759, leaving 11,203 active cases at the end of the month. [47]

There were 13,348 new cases in September, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 205,779. The death toll rose to 2,721. The number of recovered patients increased to 193,617, leaving 9,441 active cases at the end of the month. [48]

October–December

There were 6,182 new cases in October, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 211,961. The death toll rose to 2,896. The number of recovered patients increased to 203,248, leaving 5,817 active cases at the end of the month. [49]

Vaccination

On 2 March 2021, the first shipment of four million Oxford–AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses from the COVAX initiative arrived at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Nigeria, [50] and vaccinations began three days later on 5 March. [51]

As of 19 November 2021, 6,021,560 people have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 3,369,628 have received their second dose. [52]

Statistics

Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria

Daily new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria

Daily COVID-19 deaths in Nigeria

By state

Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria by state () [53]
StateCasesActiveRecoveredDeaths
Lagos 77,97830676,919753
FCT 23,45948622,749224
Rivers 12,8475512,638154
Kaduna 10,1496210,00780
Plateau 9,915409,80471
Oyo 8,767168,560191
Edo 6,59926,317280
Ogun 5,37405,29480
Ondo 4,58074,47598
Kano flag.svg Kano 4,411664,224121
Akwa Ibom 4,3482284,07644
Delta 4,1451,4792,556110
Kwara 3,9992353,70064
Flag of Osun State, Nigeria.svg Osun 3,024402,89886
Enugu 2,77932,74729
Flag of Gombe State.svg Gombe 2,722232,64158
Nasarawa 2,5171332,34539
Flag of Anambra State.png Anambra 2,40502,38619
Flag of Katsina State.svg Katsina 2,318712,21037
Imo State Government.jpg Imo 2,1731761,95641
Ebonyi 2,062262,00432
Abia 2,029101,98930
Benue 1,8633831,45525
Bauchi 1,783591,70123
Ekiti 1,778201,73028
Borno 1,356121,30638
Taraba 1,269151,22232
Flag of Bayelsa State.svg Bayelsa 1,247111,20828
Adamawa 1,157271,09832
Niger 1,0573999820
Sokoto 810377928
Cross River 662463325
Jigawa 611459017
Yobe 50234909
Kebbi 470045416
Zamfara 362293249
Kogi 5032
Total213,5324,073206,4862,973
Note: Data as of 20 November 2021 23:00 WAT

Government response

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