Nigeria Records 155 New COVID-19 Cases, Discharges 218

A health worker takes a swab from a woman during a community COVID-19 coronavirus testing campaign in Abuja on April 15, 2020. – The Nigerian government commence search and sample collections of eligible cases as they struggle to contain the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic as cases rise in Nigeria amidst lockdown. (Photo by Kola Sulaimon / AFP)

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

Health Agency, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control posted this on its Twitter handle on Monday night.

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.

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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.”

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“When you take responsibility to limit spread of the virus, you protect the vulnerable as well,” it advised.

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