Global Upfront Newspapers
Cover Health News

Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde tests positive as Nigeria records 325 new COVID-19 cases as total infections hit 48,770

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)  has announced 325  new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 48,770 .

The NCDC, which made this known on its official twitter handle on Saturday, also said that one death was recorded in the country.

The health agency said till date, 48,770 cases had been confirmed, 36,290 discharged while 974 deaths were recorded in the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

It stated that the 325 new cases were recorded in 20 states and the FCT.

The NCDC said that Lagos, the nation’s COVID-19 epicentre, reported 87 new cases while the FCT had 49.

Among others states with new cases were Gombe, 28, Ebonyi, 20, Plateau, 19, Kwara, 18, Enugu, 17, Imo, 12, Rivers, 12, Kaduna, 11, Ogun, 10, Edo, 9, Oyo, 9, Ondo, 8, Osun, 8, Ekiti, 4, Borno, 1, Kano, 1, Bauchi, 1 and Nasarawa, 1.

The NCDC said that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, had continued to coordinate the national response activities across the country.

It further said that It had continued to prioritise training across states for current response activities and to strengthen its health security for future disease outbreaks.

“Our focus is strengthening existing skills in disease surveillance, case management, risk communication, sample collection and others,” it said.

The health agency also said that there was currently not enough evidence to suggest COVID-19 survivors become immuned after recovery.

It, however urged Nigerians to take responsibility  and wear mask, observe physical distancing and wash their  hands frequently with soap and water.

Meanwhile, Nollywood superstar, Mrs Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, had said she was in isolation after testing positive to COVID-19.

Jalade-Ekeinde revealed this on her verified Instagram page where she shared her recovery progress.

“Hello all, I know you must have been wondering where I’ve been.

“Well, I contracted COVID-19. I have been ill, in isolation, and now getting better,” she said.

Advertize With Us

See Also:

Nigeria, Ethiopia Sign Defense Cooperation Agreement

Global Upfront

COVID-19: Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde gives her experience, says daughter, son were infected

Global Upfront

Vitamin D deficiency found in 80% COVID-19 patients; diet sources suggested by Expert

Global Upfront

Post COVID-19: Africa’s growth to rebound to 3% in 2021, AfDB says in African Economic Outlook 2020 Supplement

Global Upfront

White House says Trump to make announcement about COVID-19 treatment

Global Upfront

Magu begs IG of Police for bail

Global Upfront

Late Malam Isma’ila Isa Funtua for burial Tuesday

Global Upfront

Amid vote drama, Africans keen to help US with ‘electoral reform’

Global Upfront

China and Iran trying to undermine Trump re-election while Russia looking to hurt Biden, top US intelligence official says

Global Upfront

EndSARS: Abide by global human rights law, prevent violent crackdown on protesters, Amnesty charges deployed Military, Police personnel

Global Upfront

This website uses Cookies to improve User experience. We assume this is OK...If not, please opt-out! Accept Read More