Covid-19: Concern as Nigeria records 122 new cases, 18 deaths

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Nigeria, on Thursday, recorded 122 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the country’s total to 166,682.

This is the second time in barely a week the nation announced over 100 new infections.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) gave the figures on its Twitter handle.

Lagos has the highest cases with 105.

“122 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;

Lagos-105

Imo-4

Kaduna-4

Akwa Ibom-3

FCT-2

Delta-1

Rivers-1

Oyo-1

Ekiti-1.

“166,682 confirmed, 162,521 discharged, 2,117 deaths,” NCDC wrote.

According to the data, the country suffered 18 fatalities in the last 24 hours, taking the total deaths to 2,117.

However, there was respite in terms of discharged patients as 2,575 were released on Thursday.

With a total of 162,521 recovered patients, the country’s active cases are currently 4,161.

The recent numbers came moments after Miniter of Health, Osagie Ehanire, warned that the country is yet to emerge victorious over the contagion.

Speaking at the weekly press briefing organised by the Presidential Communication Team in Abuja, he said: “We are not yet out of the woods; there is no declaration of victory yet. We are still going to continue all the measures needed to keep our country and citizens safe.

“These are called the public health measures. They are non-pharmaceutical interventions and you are required to wear your masks and avoid all forms of public gathering and congregations that will make people too close to each other especially where you have enclosed space, which usually has a super spreader status.

“We want to particularly advise against religious congregations, sporting events, markets and all those places where people gather.

“We have been improving therapeutics and the government has been very supportive with that.”

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