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Nigeria hits 4,971 infections with 184 new Covid-19 cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 recorded 184 new cases of COVID-19 in the country, bringing the total number of infections to 4,871.


The NCDC also said that six new patients have been confirmed dead to the virus in the country, bringing the total number of deaths to 164.

The NCDC noted that no new state had reported a case in the last 24 hours.

The agency said that, to date, 4,787 cases have been confirmed, 3,737 cases are active, 1,070 cases have been discharged and 158 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

“The 184 new cases are reported from 22 states and they include Lagos (51), Jigawa (23), Bauchi (16), Katsina (16), Kano (14), FCT (10), Rivers (10), Kwara (9), Delta (five), Kaduna (five), Sokoto (four), Oyo (four), Kebbi (three), Nasarawa (three), Osun (three), Ondo (two), Ebonyi (one), Edo (one), Enugu (one), Anambra (one), Plateau (one), and Niger (1).

Nigeria has crossed over the 1,000 mark in treatment and discharged cases.

NCDC has continued to urge Nigerians to take responsibility to prevent the spread of the disease by supporting one another.

The body said that the best way Nigerians could protect themselves and their community was with everyday preventive actions, including staying at home when they are sick and washing hands with soap and water, to help slow the spread of respiratory illness.

NCDC is mandated, in the Act establishing it, to support states in responding to disease outbreaks.

One way in which the agency support states is by training the laboratory scientists responsible for carrying out testing for COVID-19.

By Abujah Racheal 

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