Coronavirus: NCDC announces 170 new COVID-19 cases, total now 62,691

Coronavirus: NCDC announces 170 new COVID-19 cases, total now 62,691

- Nigeria's Covid-19 cases are inching towards 63,000 cases as the NCDC announced 170 new infections on Friday night

- Lagos leads the chart with 106 cases while FCT and Oyo follow with 25 and 14 cases respectively

- So far, Nigeria has recorded 62,691 confirmed Covid-19 cases, 58,430 recoveries and 1,144 deaths

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 170 new cases of Covid-19 in the country, taking the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 62,691.

The new cases which were announced by the disease control agency on Friday night, October 30, were recorded in 13 states, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Legit.ng notes that Lagos leads the chart with 106 cases while the FCT and Oyo state follow with 25 and 14 cases respectively.

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So far, Nigeria has recorded 62,691 confirmed Covid-19 cases, 58,430 recoveries and 1,144 deaths.

According to the NCDC, three of the total deaths figure were recorded in the latest Friday report.

Coronavirus: NCDC announces 170 new COVID-19 cases, total now 62,691
NCDC announces 170 new COVID-19 cases, total now 62,691. Photo credits: @NCDCgov/@Chikwe_I
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See the state by state breakdown of the new cases below:

Lagos - 106

FCT - 25

Oyo - 14

Edo - 7

Kaduna - 7

Ogun - 4

Bauchi - 2

Benue - 2

Kano - 1

Osun - 1

Rivers - 1

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Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, October 28, warned Nigerians that the country can't bear another round of lockdown as the economy is too fragile.

He explained that despite the fact that Nigeria has successfully managed the coronavirus pandemic, people should not stretch their luck too far.

The president disclosed this in a message to Muslims commemorating the birthday of Prophet Mohammed (SAW) issued on Wednesday, October 28, by his media aide, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja.

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Also, following the EndSARS protest that rocked the country, the federal government has said that the risk of a resurgence of the 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.

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