423 New Cases Of COVID-19 Recorded By NCDC

Yemisi Izuora

Nigeria has recorded new 423 new cases of COVID-19.

The new cases were reported by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, via its verified Twitter handle on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, six new fatalities, attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic, have also been reported in Nigeria.

The NCDC revealed that the new cases of COVID-19 were spread across 21 states; as well as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.

According to the NCDC, the new cases take the country’s total tally to 47,290. However, it stated that out of the number, 33,609 patients have been discharged. The figure represents those who have made full recoveries from the virus and issue clean bills of health.

On the other hand, the death toll has risen to 956 since the pandemic spread to Nigeria.

Lagos, witnessed 117 new cases; followed by the FCT with 40 cases, while Ondo and Rivers states recorded 35 and 28 cases respectively. Also Osun recorded 24 new cases, Benue, 21; Abia, 19; Ogun, 19; Ebonyi, 18; Delta and Kwara, 17 each; while Kaduna and Anambra recorded 15 and 14 cases respectively.

Among other states with new cases were Ekiti, 11; Kano, 9; Imo, 6; Gombe, 4; Oyo, 3; while Bauchi, Edo and Nasarawa all recorded one new case each.

Furthermore, the NCDC says the ease of the lockdown did not mean that the COVID-19 outbreak was over.

“Please #TakeResponsibility as guidelines are updated to protect yourself and loved ones by; Wearing a mask, Adherence to guidelines in public spaces. Avoiding bars/clubs, gyms, cinemas and event centres,” it tweeted.

The health agency also called on Nigerians to engage in the #MaskOnNaija campaign.

According to NCDC, a face mask is a personal item and must not be shared.

The Agency urged the public to continue to shun places of high physical contact such as bars, gyms, clubs, cinemas and event centres as new COVID-19 cases mount.

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