COVID 19 Updates: Nigeria Records 594 Fresh Cases as Total Hits Increases

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According to the Twitter page of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), shared a tweet that 594 new confirmed cases were from 22 states, with seven deaths as at Thursday.

It broke down the current status as, Lagos reported to have the highest number of cases with 154 new cases while Delta was second with 106.

Others were Ondo-44, FCT-34, Edo-34, Oyo-33, Kaduna-33, Enugu-28, Katsina-25, Imo-22, Adamawa-15, Ogun-12, Osun-11, Abia-8, Rivers-6, Nasarawa-5, Bauchi-5, Niger-5, Kebbi-4, Ekiti-3,Plateau-1 and Taraba-1

The total hits has been summed up to 22,614 cases had been confirmed, 14, 243 cases active, 7,822 cases treated and discharged, 122,155  samples collected while 549 deaths were recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

The health organization said in the absence of a vaccine to prevent COVID19, Nigerians must focus on non-pharmaceutical interventions such as using face masks, physical distancing and frequent hand washing. It added that loss  of taste and smell was a symptom of COVID19, and could also be for some other illnesses.

“It is important to get tested rather than self-medicate on the assumption that it is malaria,” it said.

They added, other diseases could cause similar symptoms but was most likely that it was linked with an increasing incidence of COVID-19.

The NCDC urged citizens to adhere to public health measures and recognise the need to pay close attention to the elderly and those with underlying medical conditions as they were most vulnerable.