The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced additional 143 new COVID-19 cases, with one death.
The News Agency Of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the new infections indicated a decrease from the 203 cases recorded a day earlier.
It said that regrettably one COVID-19 related death was recorded on Monday, raising the country’s total fatality to 2,128.
The centre said the new cases were recorded in seven states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
It stated that Lagos State, again, recorded the largest share of the Monday’s toll with 134 infections, amounting to amongst 90 per cent.
The NCDC said that Ondo has three new infection, while the trio of Cross Rivers, FCT, and Kwara, reported two new cases each.
It added that Ogun, Oyo and Rivers reported one each.
The agency added that five states with zero cases reported were: Ekiti, Kano, Nasarawa, Plateau and Sokoto.
The NCDC noted that there were , however, more than 2,800 cases that were still active in the country.
The public health agency said that the country had tested more than 2.4 million samples for the virus out of the country’s estimated 200 million population.
It added that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), activated at Level II, would continue to coordinate the national response activities.
“Wear a mask properly at all times in public spaces as this prevents transmission of the virus,” it advised.
The agency noted that the 2021 Eid-ul-Adha celebration had come at a time when Nigerians must continue to be cautious and TakeResponsibility for their health and those around us.
“Avoid all non-essential travel within and outside Nigeria.