NCDC Confirms 184 New Cases of COVID-19 Wednesday

By Simon Akwu

Abuja – Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC),on Wednesday said it has recorded 184 new cases of COVID-19.

According to the Centre, the total tally of infected people in the country rose to 4,971 from 4,787 reported on Tuesday evening.

The NCDC which disclosed this in a tweet said the new cases were reported in 22 states. These are Lagos, Jigawa, Bauchi Katsina, Kano, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Rivers, Kwara, Delta, Kaduna, Sokoto, Oyo, Kebbi, Nasarawa, Osun, Ondo, Ebonyi, Edo, Enugu, Anambra, Plateau and Niger states.

“Till date, 4971 cases have been confirmed, 1070 cases have been discharged and 164 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

Nigeria has so far tested 29,408 persons since the beginning of the pandemic in the country.

A breakdown of all the confirmed cases so far shows that 4,971 infections have been reported in Nigeria since the index case in February. Of that number, 3,737 cases are still active, 1,070 have recovered and have been discharged, and 164 deaths have been reported.

Since the federal and state governments eased the lockdown in various states, many Nigerians have flouted the guidelines put in place by the government to combat the spread of the disease.

The guidelines include mandatory use of facemask, a ban on interstate travels, regular hand washing and so on.

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