Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases jump to 6,401 as 226 new infections confirmed
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As at today, Nigeria covid-19 infection index hit 6401. In today’s report the agency, has recorded another 226 new cases, 131 are in Lagos, 25 are in Ogun, while 15 are in Plateau state.
Other states that have recorded new cases include Edo with 11 cases, Kaduna with seven, Oyo with six, the FCT and Adamawa with five each, Jigawa, Ebonyi and Borno with four each, Nasarawa with three cases, Bauchi and Gombe with two each and one each in Enugu and Bayelsa states.
A total of 1,734 persons have, however, recovered from the virus while the death toll now stands at 192.
Meanwhile, Lagos has remained the epicentre of the virus with a total of 2,755 cases and closely followed by Kano and the FCT with 842 and 427 cases respectively.
Although the number of cases continues to rise with community transmissions, Lagos State, in particular, has recorded some wins in the fight against the pandemic.
So far, a total of 623 patients have been discharged from isolation centres across the state. On Tuesday alone, nine persons were discharged.
In addition to the recoveries and discharges, some pregnant patients have also successfully given birth to their babies.
On Tuesday, one of the COVID-19 patients gave birth to a set of twins at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), bringing the total number of births by COVID-19 patients in the hospital to four.
“The reality is that in spite of the modest progress made, Nigeria is not yet ready for full opening of the economy and tough decisions have to be taken for the good of the greater majority,” Chairman of the Task Force, Boss Mustapha said during a briefing on Monday in Abuja.
“Any relaxation will only portend grave danger for our populace. Advisedly, the current phase of eased restriction will be maintained for another two weeks during which stricter enforcement and persuasion measures will be pursued.” (Channels TV)
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