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With 113,575 collected samples, Nigeria now has 20,244 COVID-19 confirmed cases

Nigeria on Sunday recorded 436 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of infections in the country to 20,244.

The figure of new cases, 436, was lower than the highs of 667 and 661 recorded in the last few days.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said via its official Twitter handle that out of the total number of 113,575 samples collected, 20,244 were confirmed cases, 12,847 were active while 6,879 people have been treated and discharged.

The NCDC also said that with the 12 deaths recorded on Sunday, the nation has recorded 518 deaths due to the virus.

The health agency said that out of the 436 new cases, Lagos State reported the highest number of cases with 169, followed by Oyo with 54 new infections.

Others include Plateau (31), Imo (29), Kaduna (28), Ogun (23), FCT (18), Enugu (18), Bauchi (17), Bayelsa (14), Rivers (8), Osun (6), Kano (6), Edo(5), Benue (5), Adamawa (3), Borno (2), Abia (1), Ekiti (1).

The NCDC again noted that “Nigeria is now at community transmission, meaning that people getting infected could not identify the source of COVID19 infection. We all need to do all we can to protect ourselves  and loved ones even if you feel fine.

“If you suspect that you or a loved one may have been exposed to COVID19, please log on to covid19.ncdc.gov.ng to complete a self-assessment and alert one of our agents. Alternatively, dial *258*258# from your mobile phone.”

The health agency said that on the ratio of weekly tests versus weekly-confirmed cases. Nigeria continues to see strong correlation between the number of tests and number of confirmed cases.

For example, it said, the testing increased by 18 per cent and the number of confirmed cases increased by 19 per cent. 

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