COVID-19 Infection Rises to 18,480 as NCDC Records 745 New Cases
Amidst gradual easing of the economic lockdown, Nigeria has recorded 745 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 18,480.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced this on Thursday through its official Twitter handle.
Though, there seems to be generally acceptable vaccine at hand, there have been wide agitation for government to unlock the economy.
According to NCDC, 745 new confirmed cases were from 21 states, with six deaths as at June 18.
Meanwhile, NCDC explained that no new state reported a case in the last 24 hours.
NCDC’s data shows that Lagos reported highest number of infection with 280 new cases just as Oyo records 103 new infections.
Amongst others were Ebonyi(72), FCT(60), Imo(46), Edo(34), Delta(33), Rivers(25), Kaduna(23), Ondo(16) and Katsina(12).
Others are Kano(10), Bauchi(8), Borno(7), Kwara(5), Gombe(4), Sokoto(2), Enugu(2), Yobe(1), Osun(1), Nasarawa(1).
The breakdown shows that 11,698 cases are active; 6,307 cases treated and discharged; 106,006 samples collected.
NCDC data shows that exactly 475 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
However, the agency said a sudden loss of taste and smell with fever, headache or runny nose might be COVID-19.
The health agency called on Nigerians not to ignore these symptoms, adding that they should call their state hotline to arrange for a test.
It said every treatment regimen to be used in Nigeria’s response to COVID-19 must be supported by science.
NCDC said that Nigerians should avoid sharing items at their place of worship including books, mats, microphones, kettles etc.
It, however, advised Nigerians that they should remember that it was better to worship at home and avoid mass gatherings to reduce risk of exposure to COVID-19.
COVID-19 Infection Rises to 18,480 as NCDC Records 745 New Cases, Written By Ogochi Ndubuisi