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Nigeria conducts 352,625 COVID-19 samples, recording 49,485 confirmed cases with 417 infections on Monday

Nigeria on Monday recorded 417 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 49,485.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) also said via its official Twitter handle that two COVID-19 deaths occured on Monday.

According to the NCDC data, the 49,485 confirmed cases was out of the 352,625 sample tests so far conducted in Nigeria. The data also shows that 11,674 active cases are being treated while 36,834 patients have been treated and discharged.

Also, 977 deaths have been recorded across the 36 States and the FCT.

Out of the 417 new cases reported across 17 States of the federation, Lagos maintains its position as the epicentre of COVID-19 in Nigeria with 207 new cases, followed by Kaduna – 44; Ondo – 38; Abia-28; Anambra – 21, Plateau – 20, Bauchi – 13, Oyo – 9; Ebonyi – 9; Delta – 7; Edo – 7; Enugu – 6; Niger – 3; Gombe – 2; Ogun – 1; FCT – 1 and Kano -1.

 Meanwhile, the NCDC has appealed to Nigerians to remain focused on our collective efforts to manage COVID-19 and not share misinformation.

According  to the centre, it is only through testing that we can estimate the actual burden of COVID-19 in the country.

“Our improvement in testing shows the testing infrastructure is not the challenge, but in building a health care delivery system to serve the Nigerians,” it stated.

The health agency said that people with mild forms of COVID-19 may look healthy and would be able to carry out normal activities.

“TakeResponsibility to prevent spreading COVID-19 unknowingly to those around you. MaskOnNaija, Practice physical distancing in public spaces and wash your hands frequently “ it advised.

According to the agency, Fatigue is a challenge we’ve  had to address in the COVID-19 response, it affects everyone, health workers, journalists, and every essence worker.

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