Nigeria COVID-19 Infections Surpass 52,000 – NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 322 new COVID-19 cases in the country, bringing the total number of infections to 52,227.

The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Sunday.

It indicated that 1,002 people have lost their lives to COVID-19 in the country.

According to the NCDC, five more people infected with the virus died in the last 24 hours.

The health agency said 38,945 people have been discharged while 1,002 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The NCDC added that the 322 new cases were reported from 18 states.

It said Lagos recorded 130 cases followed by Bauchi with 36 cases.

Others were FCT (25), Edo (17), Bayelsa (14), Ogun (14), Oyo (14), Anambra (13), Kaduna (12), Ondo (11), Abia (10), Osun (6), Plateau (5), Kwara (5), Kano (4), Ebonyi (3), Sokoto (2) and Borno (1).

The agency also said a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, had continued to coordinate the national response activities across the country.

The NCDC added that frequent hand washing with soap under running water is one of the most effective ways to stop the spread of diseases like COVID-19 that are transmitted via person-to-person contact or by touching contaminated surfaces.

It also emphasized the need for business owners to have a plan to reduce risk of COVID-19 spread in the workplace.

“Our guide for business reopening is available on for workplace safety in the context of COVID-19,” the NCDC said.  

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