Covid-19: Lagos trails Gombe as Nigeria’s total now 16,085; Enugu records 22 fresh cases

Nigeria recorded 403 fresh COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the total confirmed cases to 16,085.

The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) announced this on its official Twitter handle.

The centre said said 13 deaths were also recorded.

It added that no new state had reported a case in the last 24 hours.

The NCDC said that Gombe State recorded 73 cases which was the highest number of infections for the day recorded.

The health agency said that Lagos State trails Gombe with 68 infections, followed by Kano State which recorded 46 cases of the virus.
Other states with fresh COVID-19 cases are Edo (36); FCT (35); Nasarawa (31);  Kaduna (17);  Oyo (16); Abia (15) and Delta (13).

The figures  showed that there were new cases of the disease in the following states: Borno (13); Plateau (8); Niger (7); Rivers (7); Enugu (6); Ogun (6); Kebbi (3); Ondo (1); Anambra (1) and Imo (1).

The NCDC said that till date,  out of the 16,085 confirmed cases, 10,445 are active.

It also said that 5,220 patients have been treated and discharged while a total of 420 deaths were recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

The centre said, currently, there is no evidence that pregnant women are at higher risk of infection or complications from COVID19.

The health agency, however, said due to changes that may occur during pregnancy, pregnant women are advised to reduce risk of exposure by staying at home.

The centre said that the spread of COVID-19 has been linked to large gatherings.

“Please, do not attend any gathering with more than 20 people. When out, maintain 2m between you and the next person.

“You‘re putting lives at risk by attending concerts. Your life is in your hands.Take Responsibility,” it stated.
Meanwhile, the Enugu State Government has announced 22 fresh cases, bringing the total number to 57.

Commissioner for Health, Prof. Ikechukwu Obi, said this in a statement in Enugu on Monday.

Obi said that the Ministry of Health gave the confirmation through the update given by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

“The Enugu State Ministry of Health confirms 22 new cases of COVID-19 in the state since the last update which have (cases) been updated by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC),” he said.

He added that the state has 57 positive cases, 26 active cases, 26 discharge and five deaths.

The commissioner noted that of the 57 cases, 23 were health workers, who were infected.

“Consequently, Enugu State has recorded 57 positive cases of COVID-19, 26 active cases, 26 discharged and five deaths. Of all these, 23 out of the 57 cases are health worker infections,” he said.

He urged residents to continue to endeavour to stay at home when it was not absolutely necessary to go out, wear facemask whenever they must go out and keep a safe distance from other people at all times.

Others include practising of good respiratory hygiene (when coughing or sneezing), cleaning of surfaces with a 1 in 6 concentration of bleach and water, washing of hands with soap for 20 seconds under running water as often as possible.

He explained that when facilities for handwashing were unavailable, people should sanitise their hands as often as possible using alcohol-based hand sanitisers so as to stay safe.

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