COVID-19: NCDC reports 376 new infections in Nigeria

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has
reported 376 infections and 35 additional deaths as at Saturday, from coronavirus pandemic in country.

This is according to data released by NCDC on Sunday.

Public Health Agency disclosed that 376 cases were reported from 14 states.

“Lagos (215), Rivers (82), Ondo (16), Imo (14), Plateau (12), Kaduna (10), Kwara (9), Ekiti (4), Bauchi (3), Delta (3), Kano (3), Sokoto (3), Nasarawa (1), and Oyo (1).

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that 376 fresh cases reported on Saturday indicate an increase from 167 cases in the country, reported on Friday.

According to centre, till date, 2,091,73 cases have been confirmed, 1,970,84 cases have been discharged and 2,804 deaths have been recorded in country’s 36 states and Federal Capital Territory.

It noted that country’s active cases now stood at 9,265.

Agency further stated that more than 3,142,971 samples of virus from country’s roughly 200 million population, had been tested.

It noted that a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 2, continued to coordinate the national response activities.

The NCDC, however, advised Nigerians that home-based care was to be provided to COVID-19 with mild symptoms only at the advice of trained and designated health workers.

and caregivers should adhere strictly to the home based isolation criteria and other infection prevention and control measures. (NAN)