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595 new cases raise Nigeria’s COVID-19 total to 33,153

Nigeria has announced 575 new COVID-19 cases in the country as total infections from the virus rise to 33,153.

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu
Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Chief Executive Officer, NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made this known on its official twitter handle on Monday, July 13, 2020.

The NCDC said that the newly confirmed cases as at July 13 was 595 while four deaths were recorded across the country.

The agency said that no new state had reported a case in the last 24 hours.

According to NCDC, till date, 33,153 cases have been confirmed, 13,671 cases have been discharged and 744 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

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It stated that the 594 new cases were reported from 20 states.

The NCDC stated that 156 of the new cases were reported in Lagos, 141 in Oyo, and 99 in the FCT.

Others were Edo (47), Kaduna (27), Ondo (22), Rivers (20), Osun (17), Imo (13), Plateau (10), Nasarawa (eight), Anambra (eight), Kano (five), Benue (five), Borno (five), Ogun (four), Taraba (three), Gombe (three), Kebbi (one), and Cross River (one).

The NCDC says Nigerians have a role to play in preventing the spread of COVID-19 by adhering to all preventative measures.

The agency added that Nigerians should also protect the vulnerable around them .

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It said that understanding the modes of transmission of a new virus was critical to defining response strategies.

The centre said that an increasing evidence suggested the possibility of airborne transmission of COVID-19 could not be ruled out yet.

“Evidence on airborne transmission of COVID-19 reinforces need for strict adherence to preventive measures, such as avoidance of mass gatherings and the use of face masks.

“We will continue to adapt our guidelines as scientific evidence emerges,” NCDC said.

By Abujah Racheal

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