COVID-19: NCDC reports 59 new infections, total cases in Nigeria now 63,790

COVID-19: NCDC reports 59 new infections, total cases in Nigeria now 63,790

A total of 59 new infections of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been reported in Nigeria in the last 24 hours, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).


The NCDC made this known via its website on Saturday.


The NCDC, which has conducted about 681,599 tests since the first confirmed case was announced in the country, said that the new infections were recorded in eight states in the last 24 hours, however, with no death.


The health agency also announced that 40 patients had been successfully treated and discharged from isolation centres across the country in the last 24 hours.


The statistics released by the agency indicated that Kaduna State recorded the highest number of confirmed cases with 28 new infections, while Rivers, Ogun and Ondo had 9, 8 and 8 new infections respectively.


Kano and Niger had 2 cases each, while Kwara and Plateau also had 1 case each.


The NCDC said: “Till date, 63,790 cases have been confirmed, 59,884 cases discharged and 1,154 deaths recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT.”


The agency said that a multi-sectoral National Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, would continue to coordinate the national response activities.


Meanwhile, the NCDC has said that a sudden loss of taste and smell with fever, headache or runny nose may be COVID-19 symptoms.


“Please do not ignore these symptoms. Call your state hotline immediately to arrange for a test,” it said.

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