155 new infections of the country’s Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic outbreak
have been announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
This was made known on Sunday
by the NCDC on its checked website.
The Agency for Public Health said the figure
takes the country’s total number of cases to 66,383.
The NCDC said 192 patients have recovered, while one has
died nationwide in the last 24 hours from infection-related complications.
According to him, 11 states and the
Federal Capital Territory (FCT) are registering new infections.
It said that with 60 cases, Lagos led, while Katsina came
second with 37 infections and with 35 cases, Kaduna state came last.
Other newly infected states were: Ogun-4, Edo-3, Kwara-3, Rivers-2, Kano-2, Jigawa-1,
Oyo-1 and Taraba-1, while 6 cases were registered by the FCT.
It clarified that 66,383 cases have been confirmed to date, 62,076 cases have been
discharged, and 1,167 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and in the FCT.
The department, meanwhile, noted that it was unethical to use antibiotics to treat
COVID-19, stressing that antibiotics only work for bacterial infections, not viruses such as COVID-19.
“Misusing or overusing medication leads to drug resistance. COVID-19 is caused by a virus not bacteria.
“Antibiotics should only be used in the treatment of bacterial infections as prescribed by a physician.
“Misuse of antibiotics could make the bacteria resistant to them and infections harder to cure,” it advised.
The NCDC said that the virus that cause COVID-19 could live on surfaces for several hours.
“Limit or avoid sharing personal items, avoid touching high-contact surfaces like door handles and stair rails. Clean all surfaces with soap and water or disinfectants,” it advised.