- More coronavirus cases were recorded by the NCDC on Friday, July 3
- The health agency announced on its Twitter page that the country now has 628 deaths from the virus
- Also, the commission now has a record of 27,564 confirmed cases
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The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Friday, July 3, released the latest updates of the deadly coronavirus pandemic as it affects states throughout the country.
From the record contained on the commission's Twitter page on Friday, Lagos state retains its position as the epicentre of COVID-19 all over the country with 87 cases.
Although the health agency announced that not less than 11, 069 patients have fully recovered from the disease, the death toll has hit an alarming number of 628.
So far, the country has 27,564 confirmed cases of the global pandemic.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that as the Covid-19 death toll in the country increased on a daily basis, the NCDC had issued a directive to slow down the casualty figure.
Nigeria had 573 death from 25,133 confirmed Covid-19 cases, one of the highest in Africa. According to the NCDC, three out of every five Nigerians who die from Covid-19 are more than 50 years old.
To reduce the death rate, the NCDC advised Nigerians to take precautions to ensure elderly people in the country are protected. These include:
1. Wearing a face mask in public
2. Practising hand/respiratory hygiene
3. Maintaining a physical distance of two metres from others.
Also, the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 had disclosed that the coronavirus mortality rate in Nigerian was low, compared other countries, because most of those infected by the virus in the country fall within the age bracket of 31 to 40 years.
The chairman of the task force, Boss Mustapha, on Monday, June 29, said those who fall within the age bracket of 31 to 40 years mostly show mild symptoms and not take ill severely.
He made the disclosure shortly after he emerged from a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa. Mustapha stated that Nigerians must be thankful to God that the COVID-19 death rate was low when compared to other countries.
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