Nigeria has recorded 410 new cases of COVID-19, according to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control, NCDC, on Tuesday, August, 18.
The new cases brings the total number of infections in the country to 49,895.
The NCDC disclosed that four deaths were recorded in the country and that till date, 49,895 cases had been confirmed in Nigeria.
In addition, a total of 37,051 cases discharged and 981 deaths recorded so far across the country.
Additionally, the NCDC, revealed that the new cases were recorded from 15 states of the federation; as well as Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), with Lagos having the highest number.
According to the statistics of the new cases Lagos recorded 210, FCT 45, Ondo 30, Plateau 21, Edo 19, Ogun 16, Oyo 13, Nasarawa 12, Bauchi 11, Enugu 10, Kwara 7, Kaduna 6, Anambra 4, Ebonyi 3, Abia 2 and Rivers 1.
Meanwhile, the health agency also said that COVID-19 could present as mild symptoms; making it difficult to differentiate from illnesses such as malaria.
“The only way to diagnosis is through testing. We advise Nigerians to self-report if they notice known symptoms,” it stated.
The NCDC added that to break the chain of COVID-19 transmission’ Nigerians must maintain physical distance and keep cleaning their hands.
It also advised people to keep away from big crowds and cover their mouth and nose when coughing.