Bukola Afeni Editor
The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 152 new infections of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the country.
The Centre said the new infection brings the total number of infections to 65,148. The agency made the announcement via its verified public website address.
“The Centre noted that the country had so far tested 705,809 persons since the first confirmed case relating to the COVID-19 pandemic was announced on Feb. 27, 2020. The public health agency said that the new infections brings the country’s total number of infections to 65,148.”
The NCDC highlighted that 65,148 cases have been confirmed, 61,073 patients discharged and 1,163 deaths recorded in 36 states and the FCT.
The Health agency said the new infections were reported from seven states of the federation, and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), with no Coronavirus-related deaths in the last 24 hours in the country.
“44 new patients were successfully treated and discharged, total number of people discharged is 61,073 in the country.
We have activated a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) at Level III to coordinate the national response activities in the country.
The health agency said the 152 were from Lagos-136, Kano-4, Niger-3, Ekiti-2, Kaduna-2, Ogun-2, Taraba-2, and FCT-1.”
In addition, NCDC advised Nigerians to observe the basic safety protocols from NCDC. They should wear face masks properly and avoid public gatherings.