COVID-19: NCDC confirms 239 new cases, 10 deaths in Nigeria

COVID-19: NCDC confirms 239 new cases, 10 deaths in Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 239 new Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections as well as 10 deaths in the country.


The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Tuesday.


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


The public health agency noted that till date, 54,247 cases had been confirmed, while 42,010 patients were discharged and 1,023 deaths recorded across 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).


It, however, added that the 239 new cases were reported in 15 states.


The NCDC said that out of the 239 new cases, Plateau state continued to top the list with 116 infections, followed by FCT with 33.


It said that the states with new cases included Lagos (19), Ekiti (12), Kaduna (11), Ogun (11), Ebonyi (8), Benue (7), Abia (5), Delta (5), Ondo (4), Edo (3), Imo (2), Osun (2) and Bauchi (1).


The NCDC urged the citizens to take responsibility for their actions.


“Remember the actions you take determine how people around you will be affected by COVID-19.


“It is very important to exercise caution and take responsibility: wear a face mask in public, practise hand/respiratory hygiene and maintain physical distance,” it advised.

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