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NCDC announces 160 new COVID-19 cases in Nigeria

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NCDC announces 160 new COVID-19 cases in Nigeria

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 160 new cases of COVID-19, with total infections rising to 53, 477.

The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Friday.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the 160 new cases marked the lowest figure in the country since the last three months.

On Aug. 4, Nigeria  reported 288 COVID-19 cases  and 290 new cases just one week later.

The NCDC further reported  252 cases on Aug. 25 and 221 on Aug. 26.

It said that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre activated at Level 3 had continued  to coordinate the national response activities across the country.

The NCDC also stated that 291 persons recovered from isolation centres across the country in the last 24 hours with no fatality.

The public health agency noted that the new figure brought the total number of confirmed cases to 53,477 in the country.

Out of this figure,  the NCDC said  41,017 had been successfully treated and discharged while the death toll remained at 1011 in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

It stated that the 160 new cases were from 15 states.

According to it, Plateau topped the list with 44 cases, Lagos came second with 27 infections, followed by Katsina, 18, Edo, 15 and the FCT, 14.

Others were Ondo with 10, Oyo, 9, Kwara, 6, Abia and Nasarawa, 4, Kano , 3, Ekiti and Kaduna, 2, Kebbi and Ogun, 1.

Meanwhile, the agency said that the reopening  of places of worship did not  mean that the  COVID-19 pandemic outbreak had subsided.

“If you must gather to worship in the mosque today, take preventive measures to protect yourself  and loved ones.

“Wear a face mask  and don’t share personal items,” it said.

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Edited By: Chidinma Agu/Mufutau Ojo) (NAN)

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