Nigeria Records 116 New COVID-19 Cases

Nigeria’s health agency on Saturday announced the West African country’s COVID-19 cases has reached 58,198 following new 116 infections.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control – NCDC – also revealed that 49,722 patients were discharged from various isolation centres across the federation.

In its official twitter website, the health agency also announced 136 new cases of the infections with three deaths in the country for Saturday.

The agency said that the new infection were reported from 13 states with 116 patients discharged.

Lagos state recorded the highest number of cases with 41 new infections, while Ogun, Rivers Abia, and Oyo recorded 27, 19, 10 and 6 cases respectively.

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Other states with new infections were Plateau-6, Bauchi-5, Ondo-5, Ekiti-4, Kaduna-4, Edo-3, Ebonyi-2, Bayelsa-1, Delta-1, Osun-1 and Yobe-1.

The NCDC said that the fatality figure of the country stood at 1,106 from the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

The NCDC had conducted about 502,545 tests since the first confirmed case was announced in the country:

The health agency has activated a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC) at Level 3 and continued to coordinate the national response activities across the country.

Meanwhile, the NCDC has called for institutions in the country to take responsibility in ensuring that individuals adhere to COVID-19 preventive measures.

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“To wear a mask might be uncomfortable but better a mask than a ventilator. It is important to wear your face mask when you go out. Wear a mask properly; covering your nose and mouth, gaps secured with straps and stay safe for everyone.

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