157 new Coronavirus infections (COVID-19) have been announced in
the country by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
On Monday, the centre made
this known through its checked website.
The Nigeria News Agency reports that there has been a
rise of five cases from the 152 reported on Nov. 15.
Since the first confirmed COVID-19 case was revealed on Feb.
27, NAN estimates that the country has screened 705,809 individuals.
The NCDC announced that the new cases came from nine states, pointing out
that no deaths due to coronavirus have occurred in the past 24 hours.
Out of 157 news infections, 97 were registered in the state of Lagos, 37 in
Oyo, nine in the state of Kaduna and three each in Balyesa, Edo and Ekiti.
In Ondo and Osun, two were
registered each, and one in Plateau
The public health agency announced that the overall number of deaths had risen to 1,163,
while 61,162 of the 65,305 patients were discharged after negative tests from separate isolation centres.
It reported that a multi-sectoral national Level III Emergency Operations
Centre (EOC) had been enabled to coordinate the national response activities.
In the meantime the NCDC has urged Nigerians to take responsibility for
reducing the risk of COVID-19 spread by ensuring preventive steps are taken.
“Ensure you wash your hands with soap and running water before going into a place of gathering”.