Nigeria records 195 new coronavirus cases as death toll hits 1,100

Nigeria records 195 new coronavirus cases as death toll hits 1,100

- Nigeria has recorded 195 new cases of coronavirus as the country continues to await a vaccine

- These new cases now take the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 57,437

- No fewer than 1,100 people have now lost their lives as a result of the infection in Nigeria

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As the novel pandemic continues to devastate countries, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has once again announced its daily new cases.

According to the NCDC, 195 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection have been confirmed in the country.

It made this known on its official twitter handle in the late hours of Monday, September 21.

The agency said the new infection takes the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 57,437, with two new deaths. This consequently raised the death toll in the country to 1,100.

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It also reported that 105 patients who had been treated and had also recovered from the infection were discharged across the country.

Nigeria records 195 new coronavirus cases as death toll hits 1,100
Nigeria has recorded 195 new cases of coronavirus. Credit: Sahara Reporters
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The NCDC said that Enugu state recorded the highest number of new cases with 51, followed by Gombe with 40, Lagos with 39, Plateau with 23, and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) with 15.

Among other states that recorded new cases were Rivers (12), Kaduna (8), Ondo (3), Bauchi (2), Edo (1), and Ogun (1).

So far, out of the 57,437 cases that have now been confirmed in Nigeria, 48,674 have ben discharged and 1100 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the FCT.

Meanwhile, the agency said that citizens will continue to wear face masks and use hand sanitisers until an approved vaccine for COVID-19 is found.

The NCDC stressed that Nigerians have no choice at the moment than to stick to the hygiene measures including rules on social distancing.

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Chikwe Ihekweazu, the NCDC's director-general, noted:

“Studies have shown that the correct use of face masks is critical to reducing the risk of COVID-19 infection.
"We encourage people and businesses around the world to rally behind the importance of wearing a mask properly every day until a vaccine that prevents infection is readily accessible to all citizens.”

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