Covid-19: Nigeria records 163 new cases

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On Sunday,the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control announced 163 cases bringing the total number of infections in the country to 60,266.

There has been no record of death to the virus in the past one week aside from Saturday when two deaths were reported to have taken the fatalities in the country to 1, 115.

The 163 new cases were reported from 12 states: Lagos (113), Kaduna (21), Osun (8), Ondo (5), Oyo (5), Ogun (3), Bayelsa (2), Taraba (2), Edo (1), FCT (1), Katsina (1), Plateau (1).

Lagos recorded the majority of infections on Sunday with 113 new cases. The largest commercial city remains Nigeria’s COVID-19 highest toll with over 20,000 infections and 204 deaths.

Abuja, Nigeria’s capital is the second with a total of nearly 6, 000 cases and 79 deaths.

In the 60,000 total number of cases, about 51,735 persons have been discharged from hospitals after treatment while a little over 7,000 active cases remain in the country.

Over the last two months,Nigeria reported cases below 300.The death toll has also reduced significantly.Last week, Nigeria recorded only two COVID-19 deaths.

Inspite of the positive news, NCDC still warns Nigerians not to relent in applying the safety health cautions.They also warned that there is likely to be an even more destructive wave of coronavirus in states such as Adamawa due to the non-compliance with COVID-19 health guidelines.

Currently, Nigeria has tested over 550, 000 of its 200 million population.According to the NCDC, it is only when more persons are tested that the spread of this deadly disease can be addressed and curtailed

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