By Chibuike Nwabuko
Abuja (Sundiata Post) – Nigeria Monday announced 229 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 with seven deaths while the total number of patients discharged so far stand at 2,311, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has reported.
The NCDC which released the report on its official twitter handle informed that the 229 new cases were reported in 15 states namely: Lagos , Katsina, Imo, Kano, Federal Capital Territory (FCT,) Plateau, Ogun, Delta, Borno Rivers, Oyo, Gombe, Osun, Anambra, and Bayelsa.
There was a drop in the number of infections reported on Monday (229) compared to the number reported on Saturday (313).
The number of reported cases in Lagos, the epicenter of the outbreak in Nigeria, was also the highest daily figure for the day.
“Till date, 8,068 cases have been confirmed, 2,311 cases have been discharged and 233 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory,” it said.
The 229 new cases are reported from 15 states: Lagos – 90, Katsina – 27, Imo – 26, Kano – 23, FCT – 14, Plateau – 12,Ogun – 9, Delta – 7, Borno – 5, Rivers – 5, Oyo – 4, Gombe – 3, Osun – 2, Anambra – 1 and Bayelsa – 1.
While new cases continue to increase, NCDC has cautioned older people and those with pre-existing medical conditions such as diabetes and cancer, to observe all the necessary precautionary measures as they are at a higher risk of complications from COVID-19.
It also advised Nigerians to ensure proper hand hygiene, physical distancing and wearing a mask especially around vulnerable group.
The breakdown as reported are as follows: