Nigeria records 119 new coronavirus cases as total hits 62,111

Nigeria records 119 new coronavirus cases as total hits 62,111

- More coronavirus cases have been reported in Nigeria in the last 24 hours

- According to NCDC's latest update, 119 Nigerians have contracted the disease

- The agency said 62,111 Nigerians have now been infected with the disease so far

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported new cases of coronavirus infections in the country on Monday, October 26.

The country's top disease agency said Nigeria recorded 119 new cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of infections in Nigeria to 62,111.

The agency which made this known via its verified Twitter handle said Nigeria also recorded two COVID-19-related deaths in the last 24 hours.

According to NCDC, Lagos reported the highest number of infections with 77 while the FCT reported 26 cases.

Other cases reported are Plateau - nine; Edo - four; Oyo - two and Nasarawa - one.

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The NCDC said 57,571 people have been discharged while Nigeria recorded a total of 1,132 deaths in 36 states and the FCT.

It added that so far, 612,154 people have been tested since the first confirmed case relating to the COVID-19 pandemic was announced on February 27.

Nigeria records 119 new coronavirus cases as total hits 62,111
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control announced new cases of COVID-19. Credit: Premium Times
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Meanwhile, following the EndSARS protest that rocked the country, the federal government has claimed that the risk of resurgence of COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria is high.

This was disclosed on Monday, October 26, by Boss Mustapha, chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.

He said:

“Also, the large gatherings witnessed during the protests and during the break-ins at various warehouses, homes and looting of stores put us at a great risk of resurgence of the virus."

Similarly, PTF had earlier warned Nigerians against complacency even though the country has been reporting fewer cases of the virus in recent months.

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Mustapha issued the warning during a briefing of the task force on Thursday, October 8, in Abuja.

His words:

“Although Nigeria is no longer in the top five countries by cumulative deaths in Africa, the PTF continues to urge Nigerians to change their attitude of scepticism and nonchalance to the virus."

Also, recall that previously reported that the federal government warned the EndSARS protesters across the country to be mindful of the risk of getting COVID-19 infection.

The director-general of NCDC, Chikwe Ihekweazu, gave the warning on Thursday, October 15, at the PTF briefing on COVID-19 in Abuja.

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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