FCT, Lagos, Kaduna top list of new COVID-19 infections
Nigeria recorded 290 fresh cases of Coronavirus infection on Thursday with FCT, Lagos and Kaduna states topping the day’s chart.
Data published on the website of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Friday morning showed that the recorded cases spread across 14 states and the FCT.
Two COVID-19 related deaths were also recorded, bringing the country’s fatality toll to 2,742.
The 290 fresh cases reported on Thursday, indicate a decline from the 297 cases posted on Tuesday in the country.
FCT ranked first on the log with 127 cases, followed by Lagos, the epicentre of the disease, with 45 cases while Kaduna in the North-West ranked third on the log with 28 cases.
While Delta, Rivers, Edo and Akwa Ibom States recorded 18 cases, 10 cases, three cases and one case respectively, North-Central states of Kwara, Plateau and Nasarawa recorded 17 cases, 13 cases and four cases respectively.
Zamfara in the North-West recorded 10 cases; Imo in the South-East recorded six cases while Ekiti, Ondo and Oyo States in the South-West recorded five cases, three cases and one case respectively, the NCDC data indicates.
The agency added that the additional confirmed infections brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 207,210.
It further added that 194,796 patients have been discharged, while 9,629 patients were the country’s active cases.
The agency also noted that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre, activated at Level II, continued to coordinate the national response activities.
The NCDC said that 3,043,321 million people have been tested from the nation’s roughly 200 million population.
It advised Nigerians to take prevention measures seriously because all the four COVID-19 variants of concern were circulating in Africa.
“To stop the spread: washing hands, wearing a mask, avoiding crowded places, keeping a safe distance and keeping space well ventilated,” it advised.
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