May 23, 2024

Nigeria records 880 fresh COVID-19 infections in one week -NCDC


The Nigeria Centre for Disease and Prevention Control has raised the alarm over a surge in the Corona Virus infections in the country.

The NCDC said in its official website on Saturday that 880 new COVID 19 infections were reported in the country between July 2 and July 8, 2022.

The centre stated that Lagos recorded over 90 per cent of the infections with 750 of the 880 reported cases.

According to the NCDC, The Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, came second with 45 cases; Rivers 40; Delta 11 cases; Akwa Ibom, 11; Kano, five; Nasarawa 4, and Plateau one.

With the new reported cases, Nigeria’s infection total figure rises 258,517, while the fatality figure is 3, 144.

The NCDC said that a total of 4206 cases are active while 250,388 people were successfully treated and discharged since the outbreak of the virus February 2020.

The public health agency urged religious organizations and Nigerians to take the necessary precautionary measures against the spread of the virus during the Eid-el-Kabir celebrations.

“Take extra precautions to stay safe and avoid crowded places.

Maintain distance from anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness, wash your hands regularly…

“We are being reminded that COVID-19 has not gone anywhere. I understand the fatigue and urge to return to our normal lives. We can do this whilst staying safe.

“As we continue to celebrate responsibly and act to prevent a fifth COVID-19 wave,” it said.

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