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Nigeria records 328 new COVID-19 cases, total infections now 11,844

Nigeria on Friday recorded 328 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of infections in the country to 11, 844.

The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) said through it’s official Twitter handle 10 deaths were recorded in the country, bringing the total number of the dead to 333..

NCDC said that of the total of 11,844 confirmed cases recorded in 35 States of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), 7,815 are active cases while 3,696 cases have been treated and discharged.

The ehalth agency also noted that the 328 new cases were reported from 14 States including Lagos(121), FCT(70), Bauchi(25), Rivers(18), Oyo(16), Kaduna(15), Gombe(14), Edo(13), Ogun(13), Jigawa(8), Enugu(6), Kano(5), Osun(2) and Ondo(2).

Restating that there is no cure yet for COVID-19, NCDC said that its supportive management of cases involve: management of symptoms , management of pre-existing conditions, Supplemental oxygen therapy, treatment of bacterial infection, and ensuring patients that were  well-nourished and hydrated.

The NCDC, however, called on Nigerians not to  pull down their mask down their chin.

“You can speak, cough or sneeze inside your mask, then wash or dispose properly,” it said.

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