COVID-19: NCDC Announces 44 New Cases, Total Now 163,837


COVID-19: NCDC Announces 44 New Cases, Total Now 163,837Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 44 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 163,837.

NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter handle on Monday, adding that a single COVID-19 related death was reported in the last 24 hours, while the total number of COVID-19 deaths in the country stood at 2,061.

NCDC added that 70 people were discharged from various isolation centres after testing negative to the virus in the last 24 hours, the total country’s recoveries have jumped to 154,177.

It noted;

The discharges today include 40 community recoveries in Enugu State and four community recoveries in FCT managed in line with guidelines.

The public health agency said that there were 7,599 active cases spread across the country.

It said that a multi-sectoral National Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, had continued to coordinate the national response activities in the country.

Meanwhile, NCDC has appealed to Muslim faithful to observe COVID-19 non-pharmaceutical protocols in the spiritual and other activities during the Holy Month.

The health agency advised;

Please take measures to stay safe and healthy during Ramadan. Wear a face mask. Observe physical distance. Wash hands frequently. Avoiding gatherings and crowded places.

NCDC however, urged Nigerians to continue to practice all COVID-19 preventive measures.

The agency added that getting COVID-19 vaccine did not stop Nigerians from getting exposed to someone who had been infected.

It said;

But, with the vaccination, they will develop immunity that would stop the infection from progressing to the virus.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that between April 5 to April 12, the country has tested 34,997 people.

The country has also tested 1,803,177 people since the first confirmed case of the COVID-19 pandemic was announced on February 27, 2020.

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