- More coronavirus cases have been recorded in Nigeria
- According to NCDC, the new infections were reported from 13 states with Rivers state on number one position
- This takes the total number of infections in the country to 59,465
As new coronavirus cases continue to drop nationwide, 120 new infections have been recorded in Nigeria. The figure of the new cases was announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
The health agency disclosed this on its official twitter handle on Monday, October 5. This takes the total number of infections in the country to 59,465.
It added that for the second consecutive day, no death has been recorded in Nigeria, thereby keeping the COVID-19 death toll at 1,113 in the country.
Based on data released by NCDC, 183 persons were discharged after recovering from the virus.
It disclosed that the new infections were reported from 13 states from across the country.
The NCDC said that Rivers recorded the highest number of new infections with 65, followed by the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), which reported 12 cases.
Other states are Ogun (9), Katsina (8), Anambra (7), Bauchi (5), Oyo (5), Nasarawa (3), Kaduna (2), Kwara (1), Taraba (1), Imo (1), and Delta (1).
According to the agency, till date, 59,465 cases have been confirmed, while 50,951 cases have been discharged, just as 1, 113 patients have lost their lives to the virus in 36 states of the federation and FCT.
The public health agency said a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, has continued to coordinate national response activities across the country.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng recalls that the agency said 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.
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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