Nigeria Records 481 New COVID-19 Cases

Yemisi Izuora

Nigeria recorded 481 new infections on Thursday, July 30, 2020.

The Nigerian Center for Disease Control, NCDC made this known via its verified Twitter handle on Thursday.

The agency stated that as Nigerians celebrate the festive period; they should remember that COVID-19 was not yet over.

“Wear a face mask, wash hands frequently and avoid large gatherings. You might come in contact with infected people with no symptoms. Take responsibility to stay safe as we all celebrate Sallah safely.

“The virus that causes COVID-19 can live on surfaces for several hours. Take responsibility by avoiding sharing personal items such as Quran, prayer mats and ablution kettles,” it advised.

Indeed, fears have continued to rise as Nigeria faces mounting cases of coronavirus nationwide on a daily basis

With the 481 new cases, confirmed cases in Nigeria has risen to 42,689. The health agency said that the country’s COVID-19 cases have continued to rise; with Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) confirming 96 fresh cases to top the country’s daily infection table.

Abuja beat Lagos, the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic into second place. Lagos recorded 89 cases. Others include Plateau-68, Ogun-49, Edo-44, Rivers-43, Oyo-25, Osun-23, Delta-15, Enugu-11, Kano-7, Kaduna-7, Bauchi-2, Bayelsa-1 and Yobe-1.

The NCDC stated that COVID-19 treatment centres across the country have discharged 266 additional patients; bringing the total number of successfully treated cases to 19,270.

Additionally, it disclosed that five new fatalities were reported in the country; bringing the national death toll in the last 24 hours to 878.

Active cases currently stand at 22,541. On the other hand, a total of 276, 053 samples have been tested so far.

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