Nigeria Confirms 143 Coronavirus Cases As Total Hits 54,008

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control [NCDC] has confirmed 143 new cases of COVID-19 in the country, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 54,008.

The NCDC made this known via its verified Twitter handle @NCDCgov on Monday.

“143 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria; Plateau-35 Kaduna-21 Lagos-19 FCT-13 Ebonyi-9 Adamawa-7 Enugu-7 Katsina-7 Edo-6 Kwara-5 Osun-3 Anambra-2 Kano-2 Niger-2 Ogun-2 Benue-1 Borno-1 Sokoto-1.

“54,008 cases confirmed, 41,638 discharged and 1,013 deaths” since the COVID-19 virus entered the country.

Meanhile, Dr Sani Aliyu, Coordinator, Presidential Task Force (PTF), has said that Plateau is now the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) hot centre as more cases are being confirmed in the state.

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Aliyu, who spoke at the PTF daily briefing on Monday in Abuja, said that the state was leading in confirmed cases because it was testing more.

He advised other states to conduct more tests like Lagos and Plateau to be able to get the positive cases and treat them fast.

“We are seeing a gradual shift in the areas of high infection burden, with Plateau reporting the highest number of confirmed cases. Of course, this can be related to increased testing by citizens of the state. However, we also need to look at the flip side where there are a number of highly undetected cases lying around which we need to discover and deal with early”, he said.

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