COVID-19: Nigeria records 100 new cases on Sunday

COVID-19: Nigeria records 100 new cases on Sunday

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 100 new cases of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country, bringing the total number of cases to 55,005.

 

The agency made this known on its official twitter handle on Sunday.

 

The NCDC said that three deaths were also recorded in the country on Sunday.

 

The health agency 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 said that so far, 43,013 patients had been treated and discharged from its isolation centres across the country.

 

It said that the 100 new cases were reported in 10 states — with Lagos State recording 39 cases, followed by the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), 22, Kaduna State, 19, and Oyo State with seven cases.

 

Ebonyi State had six new cases, Edo State recorded three cases, while Katsina, Ekiti, Bauchi and Nasarawa states, all had one case reported.

 

The NCDC stated that the country now had a total of 10,935 active cases, with 1,057 deaths.

 

Till date, 55,005 cases had been confirmed, with 43,013 patients discharged in 36 states and the FCT, it added.

 

Meanwhile, the agency said that the elderly people had a higher risk of contracting COVID-19 because of the physiological changes which had occurred in their bodies due to age.

 

“Let’s continue to protect ourselves and our loved ones by adhering to all non-pharmaceutical measures on COVID-19 prevention.

 

“Take responsibility to reduce the risk of spread of COVID-19 by wearing face mask, observing physical distancing, coughing or sneezing into your elbow and avoiding hugs or handshakes,’’ it counselled the citizens.

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