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Nigeria collects 132,304 samples for COVID-19 tests as confirmed cases jump to 25,133

Nigeria has collected 132,304 samples for Coronavirus (COVID-19) tests as of Monday, just as it announced that the total number of infections in the country to 25,133.

Also, a total of 566 new cases of the virus has been recorded as of Monday.

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said via its official Twitter handle that the out of the 25,133 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 15,256 were active cases while 9,402 patients were treated and discharged.

In addition, 573 COVID-19 deaths have been recorded in 35 States of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). 

The NCDC also said that the 566 new cases were from 20 States of the federation and the FCT while eight deaths were recorded on Monday.

The NCDC said that Lagos reported the highest number of new cases with 166, followed by Oyo with 66 new infections.

Amongst others were Delta 53, Ebonyi 43, Plateau 34, Ondo 32, FCT 26, Ogun 25, Edo 24, Imo 15, Bayelsa 13, Benue 12, Gombe 11, Kano 11, Kaduna 11, Osun 8, Nasarawa 7, Borno 5, Katsina 2, and Anambra 2.

Meanwhile, NCDC has said that with the absence of a vaccine, non- pharmaceutical interventions such as the use of face masks, physical distancing and hand hygiene remain the most effective strategy to limit COVID-19 spread.

It added that with the ongoing community transmission of COVID-19, it had become imperative for Nigerians to #TakeResponsibility by adhering to all recommended measures.

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