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COVID-19: NCDC announces 166 additional infections, total now 211,496



COVID-19: NCDC announces 166 additional infections, total now 211,496

The Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 166 additional new coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in 14 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) nationwide.

The NCDC made this known via its verified website on Thursday.

The Nigeria News Agency reports that the 166 new cases reported on Wednesday indicate an increase from the 159 cases published on Tuesday.

The Public Health Agency noted that to date, 211,496 cases have been confirmed, 202,930 cases released and 2,886 deaths recorded in 36 states and the FCT.

He added that the 166 new cases were in Delta-36, FCT-22, Rivers-21, Lagos-20, Anambra-18, Ondo-17, Oyo-8, Kebbi-6, Enugu-5, Plateau. -5, Ebonyi-3, Kano-2, while Bayelsa, Ekiti and Jigawa reported one case each.

“Today’s report includes: 6 confirmed cases reported in Kebbi State on October 26, 2021 and the five confirmed cases reported in Enugu State on October 26, 2021.

“Twenty released cases were reported in Enugu state on October 26 and five released cases reported in Taraba state on the same day are community outings.

“Two deaths reported in Lagos state on October 26 (1) and October 27, 2021,” he said.

According to the agency, five states that have not recorded any cases are Bauchi, Gombe, Ogun, Osun and Sokoto.

He added that a multisectoral national emergency operations center, activated at level 2, continued to coordinate national response activities.

The NCDC said more than 3,298,966 samples of the virus from around 200 million people nationwide have been tested.

Meanwhile, the agency said to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 during any event, Nigerians should observe a physical distance (at least 2 meters) between participants, officials and participants at all times. support staff.

“Participants, officials and support staff must wear a face mask at all times. Frequently touched objects such as doorknobs, elevators, gym equipment, etc. should be cleaned regularly.

“Hand hygiene stations need to be installed on site to ensure a high degree of compliance with hand washing. Hand sanitizers should be readily available.

“A distance of 2 meters between the seats should be respected with a marking on the seats. Avoid shaking hands or hugging each other, ”he said.

“The detection and management of events related to COVID-19 cases should be carried out in accordance with national policies and regulations,” the agency further said. (www.)

Source: NAN

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