Nigeria Records 296 New COVID-19 Cases

Yemisi Izuora

Nigeria has recorded fresh 296 fresh cases of COVID-19.

Plateau State this time returned to the top of the COVID-19 new infections table after a brief respite.

The new development was disclosed on Tuesday, September 8, 2020.

Plateau State accounted for 183 cases out of the 296 new infections recorded nationwide.

The jump in new infections is quite significant; considering the fact that the state reported only 25 new cases on Monday.

Also, six new fatalities have been recorded in Nigeria’s battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. The six new deaths have taken the COVID-19 death toll to 1,067 in the country.

The figure were confirmed by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control, NCDC, via its verified handle on the micro-blogging site, Twitter.

The new cases brought the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 55,456.

In addition, the NCDC revealed that 103 people who have recovered from the infection were discharged on Tuesday; thereby raising the total number of recoveries to 43,334.

Apart from Plateau, new infections were reported in 13 other states of the Federation; as well as Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The NCDC said that Lagos had 33 new cases while the FCT recorded 25.

Others include Ogun, 16; Oyo, 7; Ekiti, 6; Kwara and Ondo, 5 each; Anambra, Imo and Nasarawa, 3 each; Rivers, Gombe and Edo, 2 each and Akwa Ibom, 1.

Meanwhile, the NCDC has revealed that the Nigeria International Travel Portal was live.

The public health agency said that travellers arriving to and departing from Nigeria were required to log on to nitp.ncdc.gov.ng to PRE-REGISTER.

“Read COVID-19 Provisional Quarantine Protocol for Travellers via covid19.ncdc.gov.ng/media/files/CO

However, the agency apologised to everyone that had challenges with the travellers’ platform.

“We are working across several ministries and agencies, with banks and laboratories; across Federal and State governments to make the system work for all.

“We will communicate further. However, our Public Health Advisory to Nigerians on COVID-19 is updated regularly to reflect the latest information on COVID-19 including: Travel advice, advice for health workers and advice for businesses,” it said.

 

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