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Nigeria’s COVID-19 figures jump to 28,711 with 544 new infections

  • NCDC warns on spreading virus to parents, elderly

Nigeria’s total number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-9) jumped to 28,711 with 544 new cases recorded for Sunday.

This is as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) warned that Nigerians stand the risk of increasing the rate of spreading the virus to their parents and the elderly in their communities unless they practice preventive behaviour.

NCDC stated: “Do not put their lives in danger. #TakeResponsiblity to protect them – observe physical distancing, wear a face mask, and wash your hands frequently.”

The health agency said via its official Twitter handle on Sunday, 11 deaths were recorded in the country.

NCDC also explained that out of the 28,711 confirmed cases, 11,665 cases have been treated and discharged and 645 deaths have been recorded in 35 States and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The health agency also said that the 544 new cases were reported from 19 States, namely Lagos (199), Ebonyi (65), Oyo (47), Ondo (46), Ogun (31), Edo (30), FCT (28), Katsina (25), Plateau (15), Bayelsa (11), and Kaduna (10).

Others are Adamawa (10), Akwa Ibom (8), Gombe (7), Kano (4), Taraba (3), Rivers (2), Abia (2), and Ekiti (1).

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