Coronavirus: NCDC announces 118 new infections in Nigeria

Coronavirus: NCDC announces 118 new infections in Nigeria

- NCDC has announced 118 new coronavirus infections

- The health agency also announced the discharge of 86 patients from isolation centres in the country

- The infections were recorded in nine states and the FCT

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 118 new coronavirus infections in the country on Monday, October 19.

With this, the number of people who have been infected with the deadly virus has hit 61,558.

According to the NCDC, the new cases were recorded in nine states and the Federal Capital Territory. The health agency disclosed this via its official Twitter handle.

Also, the NCDC announced the discharge of 86 patients from isolation centres in the country.

Here is a breakdown of the new cases:

Lagos-51

Rivers-26

Imo-12

Osun-8

Plateau-6

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FCT-5

Kaduna-4

Ogun-3

Edo-2

Niger-1

In Nigeria, more than 590,635 samples have been tested by the NCDC since the disease broke out in Nigeria earlier this year.

Out of those tested, 61,558 were positive and some prominent people have also lost their lives as a result of it.

The country's top disease agency also reports that 56,697 cases have been discharged and 1,125 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

Coronavirus: NCDC announces 118 new infections in Nigeria
NCDC has announced 118 new coronavirus infections. Credit: NCDC
Source: Twitter

Legit.ng reported that 181 students and staff of a private boarding school in Lekki, Lagos tested positive for coronavirus.

Lagos commissioner for health, Akin Abayomi, said the cases were discovered during surveillance and case investigation in the school.

In another report, the federal government has warned the EndSARS protesters across the country to be mindful of the risk of getting COVID-19 infection.

Legit.ng reports that the director-general NCDC, Chikwe Ihekweazu, gave the warning on Thursday, October 15, at the Presidential Task Force (PTF) briefing on COVID-19 in Abuja.

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He said the number of new cases the country may have would be determined by the people's behaviour and the circumstances that they find themselves.

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