COVID-19: NCDC records 132 additional case



NCDC Ihekweazu

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported additional 132 of coronavirus (-19) as of Friday, July 16.

The NCDC made the disclosure on official website handle on Saturday morning.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports new infections indicate a decrease from the 159 cases registered on Thursday.

The NCDC noted that no death was reported as of July 16 2021, leaving Nigeria’s total number of deaths from the 2,126.

It stated 132 additional were reported from five states and the FCT.

“Lagos State, where a majority of the cases were picked on Friday, reported 109, while Rivers registered 16, Gombe and Kastina recorded three and two respectively, while the FCT and Nasarawa reported one each.

The NCDC noted that a total of 2.36 million tests have been carried out as of July 16,  compared to 2.32 million tests a day earlier.

The centre said  nation’s active cases currently stood 2,286.

Given the risk presented by the new variants of -19, the NCDC has urged Nigerians to continue to observe preventive measures.

Nigerians are urged to avoid crowds, maintain a physical distance of least two metres from others, ensure proper ventilation indoor, wear a mask, wash hands often with soap and water and avoid the touching of face.

It is also advised people feeling unwell with symptoms such as fever, sudden loss of sense of taste or smell, or a cough should report early accredited health facilities for sample collection and testing.

“During the upcoming Eid-al-Adha festivities, we appeal to all Nigerians to take by avoiding non-essential travel, large indoor gatherings and sharing of prayer items such as mats and ablution kettles, in addition to other preventive measures.

“We urge the elderly and those with underlying medical conditions, who are an risk of severe illness and death due to COVID19, to stay home and pray with family members,” the NCDC stated.  (NAN)