Nigeria Registers 79 Fresh COVID-19 Cases

Yemisi Izuora

Nigeria has recorded  79 new cases of COVID-19, which represents one of the lowest figures of new infections recorded in several months.

The 79 new cases were reported on Sunday, September 13, 2020.

The 79 new infections inflated  confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria to 56,256.

Meanwhile, 64 additional patients have made full recoveries from the COVID-19 infection across Nigeria in the last 24 hours, according to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control, NCDC.

Also, the agency disclosed that four new COVID-19-related fatalities were recorded in Nigeria in the last 24 hours; thereby bringing the national death toll to 1,082.

It also revealed that the 79 cases were reported from 12 states; as well as Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Lagos has the highest figure of 30 cases while Kaduna recorded 17; Ogun state racked up seven new cases, while Anambra reported five cases.

Other states with new cases include Kano with four, while Katsina, FCT and Akwa Ibom had three cases each. Oyo and Rivers recorded two cases each, while Delta, Plateau and Ondo recorded one case each.

The agency has said that 440,248 persons had been tested nationwide since the first confirmed case relating to the COVID-19 pandemic was announced February 26, 2020.

Additionally, the NCDC stated that till date, a total of 56,256 cases have been confirmed; 44,152 cases discharged; with 1,082 deaths recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

However, it noted that the reopening of the society did not mean that the virus was no longer with us.

“It means people have to learn to continue with their lives safely. It will require sacrifice in some areas,” the agency said.

Nigerians must do what was expected of them so as to avoid a surge in COVID-19 cases, it said.

“We need to keep observing all the preventive measures put out by the agency to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We need to be mindful of those around us. Ensure you wear a mask when you are in public to protect yourself and others.

“We need to work as a team to prevent and detect COVID-19. We work hard to keep our country safe but enforcement is not part of our responsibility,” it pointed out.

COVID19 is not over, the NCDC insisted.

“When it is over, the Minister of Health will make the announcement. We need to keep doing the right things and to encourage others to do same.”

“Let’s continue to adhere to these guidelines to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country,” the agency stated.

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