BREAKING: Second wave of COVID-19 possible – NCDC

Director-General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, has said that Nigeria may experience a second wave of Covid-19 pandemic. He revealed this at the ongoing media briefing with reporters organised by the National Youth Service Corps on Monday. The DG said that the country must follow the protocols and guidelines developed to avoid a second wave of the virus. He also cautioned that the virus was still around and more dangerous despite the drop in recorded cases.

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NCDC Records 72 New Cases Of Coronavirus

On Monday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), publicly announced that 72 new cases of coronavirus has been detested. He made this known in a post on its Official Twitter. Lagos State recorded the highest number of confirmed cases, with 51 new infections, according to NCDC. Ogun and Kaduna States, as well as the FCT, recorded six, four and three new cases each. Niger, Ondo and Plateau had two each, while Katsina and Oyo States had one each. According to an information by the NCDC, 63,036 is the total confirmed case of COVID-19 in Nigeria. 59,328 have been discharged with 1,147 deaths recorded so far.

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COVID-19: NCDC announces 150 new infections in Nigeria

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.

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NCDC announces 2 death, 133 new infected

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has announced 133 new cases of Coronavirus in the country. The NCDC made this public on its official twitter handle on Sunday The country recorded two new casualties bringing the total death toll to 1,125 and the new 133 cases were detected in nine states which includes the Federal Capital Territory. According to the agency, 54 patients were discharged from isolation centres across the country. The NCDC stated that Lagos recorded the highest new infections with 90 confirmed cases, Rivers recorded 13 cases, this was followed by FCT and Kaduna with 8 new cases each. According to the agency, since the beginning of the outbreak in Nigeria in February, more than 578,841 samples have been tested by NCDC, out of which 54,587 were positive. “Till date, 61,440 cases have been confirmed, 56,611 cases have been discharged and 1,125 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory,” it said. The health agency said that a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, have continued to coordinate the national response activities across the country. Meanwhile, the agency noted that older people of 60 years and above have higher risks of complications from COVID-19 infection, especially those with underlying health conditions. “Protect yourself: Wear a mask in public places, Wash hands with soap and water Stay away from people with no face mask. “A properly worn facemask prevents droplets from landing on surfaces when you cough or sneeze. “As you step out, remember to: Wear a facemask. Observe physical distancing and wash your hands frequently,” it advised.

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