COVID-19: NCDC announces 150 new infections in Nigeria

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The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC), has announced 150 new COVID-19 infections in the country.

This was made public by NCDC on its official website on Thursday.

The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN), made a report that as Nigeria continued in its fight against COVID-19, it has conducted about 620,758 tests since the first confirmed case was disclosed in the country.

Two COVID-19 related deaths in the last 24 hours in the country was recorded by the Public Health Agency.

The Public Health Agency said that the 150 new cases were reported from nine states of the federation.

NCDC added that the total number of infected people within the country has increased to 62,521.

It also announced that it has successfully treated and discharged 154 patients from isolation centers across the country after they tested negative to the virus.

“Our discharges today include 66 community recoveries in Lagos State managed in line with new case management guidelines.

“A breakdown of cases by state can be found via covid19.ncdc.gov.ng,” it said.

The agency said that, within the last 24 hours, Lagos state, the country’s epicenter recorded 89 new cases, while Rivers, Ogun, Bayelsa and Kaduna reported 19, 11, 9 and 8 cases respectively.

Among other states with new infections were Plateau with 8 infections, Taraba three , Osun two and Delta one.

“Until date, 62,521 cases have been confirmed, 58,249 patients discharged and 1,141 deaths recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT),” it stated.

The NCDC said that disregarding the preventive measures for COVID-19 put individuals and people around them at risk of getting infected with the virus.

“When you take responsibility to limit the spread of the virus, you protect the vulnerable as well.

“The fight against COVID-19 requires our collective effort,” it advised.

“Wear a mask properly, wash your cloth face mask after use and handle your mask with clean hands.

“Learn to make your own face mask via: covid19.ncdc.gov.ng/media/files/DI…,” it said.