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COVID-19: Nigeria conducts 374,077 sample tests, records 51,905 confirmed cases with 601 new infections on Saturday

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 601 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria to 51,905.

The NCDC also said via its official Twitter handle that one death was recorded in the country on Saturday.

The NCDC noted that till  date, Nigeria has conducted 374,077 sample tests of COVID-19, recording 51,905 confirmed cases, 38,767 treated and discharged and 997 deaths recorded in 36 States and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The health agency said Lagos recorded a big leap in the number of reported infections compared with the past few weeks with 404 confirmed new cases.

The States and the number of infections confirmed on Saturday were FCT; 37, Oyo; 19, Ondo; 14, Abia; 13, Enugu; 13, Kaduna; 13, Edo; 12, Kano; 12,  Kwara; 11, Ebonyi; 10, Nasarawa; 7, Ogun; 6, Osun; 5, Delta; 5, Niger; 5, Plateau; 4, Bayelsa; 4, Katsina; 3, Ekiti; 2 and Imo; 2.

NCDC stated that Lagos State reported the recovery of 684 COVID-19 patients managed in the community in line with the new case management guidelines.

Meanwhile, the NCDC noted that the COVID-19 pandemic had changed lives in many ways.

It advised that to control the outbreak, Nigerians must adhere to measures such as wearing of face mask and physical distancing.

It added that “properly worn face mask prevents droplets from landing on surfaces when you cough or sneeze.

“MaskOnNaija to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading to those around you.

“Wear a mask, observe physical distancing, wash your hands frequently and take responsibility.”

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