Nigeria Records 403 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Hit 16,085


Nigeria recorded 403 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the total infections to 16,085, according to the Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC).

The NCDC via its official Twitter handle, announced 13 COVID-19 deaths were also recorded, adding that no new state had reported a case in the last 24 hours.

The Centre disclosed that Gombe State recorded 73 cases which was the highest number of infections for the day recorded.

The health agency said that Lagos State trails Gombe with 68 new infections, followed by Kano State which recorded 46 cases of the virus.

Other states with new COVID-19 cases are Edo (36); FCT (35); Nasarawa (31); Kaduna (17); Oyo (16); Abia (15) and Delta (13).

The figures showed that there were new cases of the disease in the following states: Borno (13); Plateau (8); Niger (7); Rivers (7); Enugu (6); Ogun (6); Kebbi (3); Ondo (1); Anambra (1) and Imo (1).

The NCDC said that till date, of the 16,085 confirmed cases, 10,445 are active.

It also said that 5,220 patients had been treated and discharged while a total of 420 deaths were recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

The centre said, currently, there is no evidence that pregnant women are at higher risk of infection or complications from COVID-19.

The health agency, however, said due to changes that may occur during pregnancy, pregnant women are advised to reduce risk of exposure by staying at home.

The centre said that the spread of COVID-19 has been linked to large gatherings.

“Please, do not attend any gathering with more than 20 people. When out, maintain two meters between you and the next person.

“You are putting lives at risk by attending concerts. Your life is in your hands. Take Responsibility,” it stated.

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