COVID-19: NCDC confirms 601 new infections in Nigeria

COVID-19: NCDC confirms 601 new infections in Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 601 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria to 51,905.

The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Saturday.

It said that one death was recorded in the country.

The NCDC noted that till  date, 51,905 cases had been confirmed, 38,767 discharged and 997 deaths recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The states and the number of infections confirmed on Saturday were FCT; 37, Oyo; 19, Ondo; 14, Abia; 13, Enugu; 13, Kaduna; 13, Edo; 12, Kano; 12,  Kwara; 11, Ebonyi; 10, Nasarawa; 7, Ogun; 6, Osun; 5, Delta; 5, Niger; 5, Plateau; 4, Bayelsa; 4, Katsina; 3, Ekiti; 2 and Imo; 2.

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NCDC stated that Lagos State reported the recovery of 684 COVID-19 patients managed in the community in line with the new case management guidelines.

The agency said that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, had continued  to coordinate national response activities across the country.

Meanwhile, the NCDC noted that the COVID-19 pandemic had changed lives in many ways.

It added that “properly worn face mask prevents droplets from landing on surfaces when you cough or sneeze.

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“MaskOnNaija to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading to those around you.

“Wear a mask, observe physical distancing, wash your hands frequently and take responsibility.”

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