NCDC Announces 111 New COVID-19 Cases


NCDC Announces 111 New COVID-19 CasesNigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 111 new cases of the coronavirus infection in the country.

NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Wednesday.

According to the agency, the new infection takes the total number of confirmed cases in the country from 57,613 to 57,724.

NCDC said that the new cases were reported from 12 states of the federation.

It stated that Lagos reported the highest infection in the country with 31, Gombe (18), Kaduna (18), FCT (15), Rivers (14), Imo (3), Kwara (3), Oyo (3), Bayelsa (2), Ogun (2), Edo (1) and Osun (1).

According to it, till date, 57,724 cases have been confirmed, 48,985 cases have been discharged and 1,102 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the FCT.

Also, overall samples tested nationwide, according to NCDC‘s September 22 situation report, have increased from 484,051 to 487,786.

In other news, the health agency has said that a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, have continued to coordinate the national response activities across the country.

It added that the drivers of COVID-19 were different across the country, therefore subnational understanding of transmission was critical.

NCDC stressed;

We can’t celebrate decline in national figures until we test sufficient numbers in every state.

It added that the most common signs and symptoms reported by COVID-19 patients in Nigeria were cough and fever.

The agency said that in addition, most patients who died were reported to have difficulty in breathing.

NCDC noted most people who died were 61-70 years of age, stressing that a properly worn face mask acts as a protective barrier to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

It expressed;

Wear a mask properly covering your nose and mouth, no gaps secured with straps.

Remember, a face mask is a personal item and must not be shared.

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