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Nigeria’s COVID-19 sample tests runs to 338,084 with 47,743 confirmed cases, 453 new infections

  • Eight States responsible for over 70 per cent of COVID-19 cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), said that Nigeria on Wednesday recorded zero death and 453 new infections from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic outbreak in the country.

The NCDC said via its official Twitter handle that the 453 new infections pushed the nation’s cases to 47,743, out of total number of 338,084 sample tests.

The NCDC data also showed that eight States, including Lagos, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Oyo, Edo, Delta, Kano, Rivers and Ogun is responsible for over 70 per cent of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria.

The health agency said that 12, 844 COVID-19 patients are on admission and under treatment, 33,943 patients have been treated and discharged, while 956 deaths have been recorded across Nigeria’s 36 States and the FCT.

It stated that the 453 new cases were reported from 16 States with Lagos still maintaining its preminent status with 113 infections, FCT (72), Plateau (59), Enugu (55), Kaduna (38), Ondo (32), Osun (26), Ebonyi (20), Ogun (9), Delta (8), Borno (7), Akwa Ibom (6), Oyo (5), Bauchi (1), Kano (1) and Ekiti (1).

Nigerians are advised  not to be tired in complying with the COVID-19 preventive guidelines from the NCDC.

“Wearing face masks could prevent nearly 75,000 COVID-19 deaths in Africa.

“Over 600 coronavirus deaths could be prevented in Nigeria if people adhere to non-pharmaceutical preventive measures,” it stated.

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