Nigeria on Monday recorded 155 new COVID-19 infections in 16 states, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country now at 55, 160
218 Coronavirus (COVID-19), patients have recovered from the infection across the country in the last 24 hours.
According to the health agency, this brings the total number of successfully treated cases to 43,231 in the country. Four deaths were recorded.
The NCDC disclosed that 42 of these cases were recorded in Lagos, 25 in Plateau and 16 in Rivers.
Among other states with new cases are, Ebonyi (10), Federal Capital Territory (FCT) (9), Abia (9), Ogun (9), Osun (7), Katsina (6), Kaduna (6), Ekiti (4), Taraba (4), Edo (3), Anambra (2), Akwa Ibom (2) and Kano (1).
The country has tested 424,186 persons since the first confirmed case relating to the COVID-19 pandemic was announced on Feb. 27.
According to it, till date, 55,160 cases have been confirmed, 43,231 cases, discharged and 1,061 deaths, recorded in 36 states and FCT.
The agency urges Nigerians not to use a face shield without a face mask.
“A face shield alone cannot prevent the spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19. Disregarding the preventive measures for COVID-19 puts you and everyone around you at risk of getting infected.”
“When you take responsibility to limit spread of the virus, you protect the vulnerable as well,” it advised.
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