Kaduna leads as NCDC announces 59 new COVID-19 cases

Kaduna leads as NCDC announces 59 new COVID-19 cases

- As the race to find a cure for coronavirus continues, Nigeria recorded 59 new infections

- According to NCDC's latest data, no death was recorded in the last 24 hours

- Nigeria now has a total of 63,790 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 1,154 deaths

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After recording over 100 new cases of COVID-19 for days, the number fell on Saturday, November 7, to 59.

The latest update released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Saturday night showed Kaduna leading with 28 infections.

This is a sharp decline from Friday's 223 fresh cases which had Lagos and Abuja leading.

Only eight states recorded new cases, and surprisingly, Lagos was absent from the list.

Kaduna leads as NCDC announces 59 new COVID-19 cases

The DG of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control at a workshop. Photo credit: @NCDCgov
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Below is a breakdown of the states and new cases recorded:

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  1. Kaduna - 28
  2. Rivers - 9
  3. Ogun - 8
  4. Ondo - 8
  5. Kano - 2
  6. Niger - 2
  7. Kwara - 1
  8. Plateau - 1

There was also no COVID-19 related death in the last 24 hours.

However, Lagos is still the epicentre with 21,655 out of the total 63,790 cases have been confirmed so far in the country. Out of this number, 59,884 cases have been discharged and 1,154 deaths recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

Legit.ng previously reported the Lagos state government announced that six people in a secondary school tested positive for the deadly coronavirus.

This was disclosed by the health commissioner, Akin Abayomi, on Friday, November 6, as the country faces the possibility of the second lockdown amid a surge of new COVID-19 cases.

The commissioner said the first COVID-19 case in the school was detected on Tuesday, November 3.

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He added that a member of the school’s staff was confirmed positive, leading to contact tracing as more cases were detected.

The state government has also issued a strong warning to residents that the persistent disregard of the COVID-19 pandemic could bring about a second wave of the virus in the state.

Meanwhile, the Chinese government restricted Nigerians from entering its borders following the situation of coronavirus pandemic. The Asian nation noted that its recent immigration decision will not affect persons who have diplomatic passports, service, courtesy or C visas.

However, it said that the restriction will be eased as the situation of the deadly virus becomes less tense.

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