No Death As Nigeria Records Fresh 453 COVID-19 Cases

Yemisi Izuora

Nigeria on Wednesday recorded fresh 453 cases of COVID-19, but without record of new death.

With the new cases total confirmed cases have risen to 47, 743, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), through its Twitter handle.

Also, a total of 33,943 patients have been discharged so far while the death toll attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic stands at 956.

A breakdown of the 453 new cases shows that they were reported from 15 states; as well as Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Details reveal that Lagos, tops with 113 new cases while FCT followed with 72 cases.

Others include Plateau (59), Enugu (55), Kaduna (38), Ondo (32), Osun (26), Ebonyi (20), Ogun (9), Delta (8), Borno (7); Akwa Ibom (6), Oyo (5), Bauchi (1), Kano (1) and Ekiti (1).

Also statistics released by the NCDC shows that eight states including Lagos, FCT, Oyo, Edo, Delta, Kano, Rivers and Ogun; are mainly responsible for over 70 per cent of the COVID-19 cases recorded in Nigeria.

Meanwhile, Nigerians have been advised not to relent in complying with the COVID-19 preventive guidelines from the NCDC.

“Wearing face masks could prevent nearly 75,000 COVID-19 deaths in Africa. Over 600 coronavirus deaths could be prevented in Nigeria if people adhere to non-pharmaceutical preventive measures,” stated NCDC.

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