COVID-19: 339 New Patients Confirmed as Total Cases Exceed 7000

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By Chibuike Nwabuko

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Abuja (Sundiata Post) – Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Thursday, said that 339 persons tested positive for the novel coronavirus causing the total confirmed cases to exceed 7000.

The NCDC made this known via its verified Twitter handle on Thursday night.

“339 new cases of #COVID19; 139-Lagos 28-Kano 28-Oyo 25-Edo 22-Katsina 18-Kaduna 14-Jigawa 13-Yobe 13-Plateau 11-FCT 8-Gombe 5-Ogun 4-Bauchi 4-Nasarawa 3-Delta 2-Ondo 1-Rivers 1-Adamawa.

7016 total cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria

“Discharged: 1907

“Deaths: 211”

NCDC also announced that to limit transmission of the virus, the centre is training healthcare workers to practise standard care precautions at all times.

The health agency had on Wednesday said that sometimes, COVID-19 test results take longer than 96 hours due to sample transport and other logistics.

“While we work hard to reduce time between sample collection and result notification, please take preventive measures.

“Self-isolation is important,” it stated.

According to NCDC, the health agency does not own quarantine or treatment centres which are the responsibility of the state governments or relevant teaching hospital.

The NCDC said that it only provides guidance on set-up of standard isolation centres, national case management guidelines and training to health workers.

The agency on Wednesday said that since COVID-19 onset, it had proactively provided Nigerians with reliable information on what they know; also through its website- covid19.ncdc.gov.ng.

It called on the need for credible scientists in the country to support in dispelling rumours just like the early days of HIV.

A breakdown of cases by state is shown below:


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