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Nigeria Announces 162 New Daily COVID-19 Infections




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(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 162 new cases of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19 ) in the country, bringing the confirmed cases to 54,905.

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

Nigeria continued its week of recording less than 200 new cases of COVID-19 per day with Saturday’s 162 new confirmed cases.

The agency said that three deaths were recorded in the country.

The NCDC noted that till date, 54,905 cases have been confirmed, 42,922, discharged and 1,054 deaths recorded in 36 states and FCT.

According to the public health agency, the 162 cases are reported from 14 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

It stated that Lagos state led with 53 and followed by Gombe state with 21 new infections.

Among other states with new cases were  Oyo (19), Delta (12), Ondo (11), Plateau (10), Ebonyi (9), FCT (6), Kwara (6), Kaduna (5), Rivers (3), Ogun (2), Anambra (2), Imo (2), and Ekiti (1).

The NCDC said that one way the virus spread was by touching contaminated surfaces, then touching the face with the unwashed hands.

“Ensure all surfaces are cleaned with soap and water or disinfectants at intervals to prevent transmission of the virus.

“Observing physical distance reduces the risk of contact with droplets when an infected person sneezes or coughs.

“Take responsibility to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spread by wearing a face mask, observing physical distance and washing  your hands frequently.

“Wearing masks in combination with frequent hand washing and physical distancing measures, have been shown to help prevent the spread of COVID-19,” it advised.


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