COVID-19: NCDC records 251 new cases, 5 deaths

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Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Wednesday, recorded 251 new infections and five COVID-19-related deaths, bringing the overall number of infections in the country to 208,404.

NCDC made the announcement via its verified website on Thursday morning.

According to the Nigerian News Agency (NAN), the 251 new cases reported on Wednesday represent an increase from the 175 instances reported on Tuesday.

Also revealing, NCDC noted that, the number of confirmed cases in the country has risen to 208,404, with 196,123 patients treated and discharged across the country.

The five deaths on Wednesday, according to the Public Health Agency, increased Nigeria’s number of deaths recorded.

NCDC added that the 251 new confirmed cases and five deaths were reported from 13 states and the FCT.

“The FCT (78), Lagos (46), Kaduna (27), Rivers (21), Imo (16), Edo (13), Delta (12), Plateau (10), Niger (7), Bauchi (6), Kwara (6), Akwa Ibom (4), Benue (3) and Nasarawa (2),” it stated.

According to it, over 3,043,321 million samples of the virus from the nation’s roughly 200 million population had been tested.

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

Meanwhile, the NCDC stressed that Nigerians should #TakeResponsibility, to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 at their events – Outdoor activities are highly recommended but that indoor activities can be held with strict adherence to public health and social measures.

“The venue should not accommodate more than 50 percent of its normal capacity

“There should be adequate and cross ventilation or functional air conditioning system.” it stated.

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