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Nigeria records 7 new COVID-19 infections, lowest since March 18, 2020

Nigeria recorded seven new Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections on Sunday, the lowest in the country since March 18 2020 when five new cases was registered.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) also said via its official Twitter handle on Sunday that no new COVID-19 related death was recorded in Nigeria on Sunday.

The public health agency stated that only one person was successfully treated had been discharged, which brought the total number of people who had recuperated from the disease to 156,413, bringing active COVID-19 cases in the country to 7,195.

It also said that the total number of confirmed cases stood at 165,709 since the first case was announced on February 27, 2020, while the number of deaths stood at 2,066.

The agency said that the country had tested 1,977,479 people so far.

The NCDC said that the new seven cases were recorded in two States with Niger, 5 and Rivers, 2.

The seven new cases recorded was down from the 41 cases registered on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the agency stressed that COVID-19 might cause severe complications in the elderly and people with underlying health conditions.

“Wear a face mask, maintain physical distance and wash your hands regularly. We have to avoid non-essential outings, large gatherings and contact with anyone showing symptoms of COVID-19,” it said.

While urging Nigerians to get vaccinated, NCDC said that the COVID-19 vaccine protects people from severe illness and death from the virus.

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