Nigeria records 132 new cases of coronavirus

Nigeria records 132 new cases of coronavirus

- Nigeria's Covid-19 cases are now close to 60,000 as the NCDC announced 132 new infections on Monday

- Lagos state leads with 52 infections while Gombe and Plateau follow with 27 and 17 cases respectively

- As it stands, Nigeria has recorded 56,388 confirmed Covid-19 cases

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 132 new cases of Covid-19 in Nigeria, taking the total infections in the country to 56,388.

The new cases announced via the agency's Twitter account on Monday night, September 14, were recorded in 11 states.

Legit.ng notes that Lagos state leads the chart with 52 cases while Gombe and Plateau follow with 27 and 17 cases respectively.

Here is the breakdown of the latest coronavirus cases recorded in Nigeria by NCDC.

Lagos-52

Gombe-27

Plateau-17

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Kwara-10

Enugu-9

Ogun-9

Katsina-3

Ekiti-2

Bauchi-1

Osun-1

Rivers-1

Nigeria records 132 new cases of coronavirus

Nigeria's Covid-19 cases are now close to 60,000 as the NCDC announced 132 new infections on Monday. Credit: Tribune
Source: Facebook

Also, NCDC said that the death toll for the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria had jumped to 1,083.

It stated that one new fatality raised the death toll to 1,083.

It noted that 185 people had been treated and had recovered from the virus, bringing the nation’s number of recovery to 44,337.

The NCDC said that as at September 14, 132 new confirmed cases and one death were recorded in the country.

“Till date, 56388 cases have been confirmed, 44337 cases have been discharged and 1083 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory,” it said.

Going further, the agency said that it was critical for Nigerians to take responsibility to maintain the gains achieved in the nation’s response to COVID-19, to reduce the risk of a spike in cases as international flights resume.

“We have updated the self-isolation guideline to reflect the current protocol for return travelers, this can be accessed on our website – covid19.ncdc.gov.ng. Every returning traveler must carry out a COVID-19 test, after seven days of self-isolation," it stated.

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In another development, Legit.ng had reported that the Nigerian government made some adjustments to the nationwide curfew which was put in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the presidential task force, the curfew will now be from 12am to 4am and no longer 10pm to 12am.

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