COVID-19: Nigeria records 138 new cases, total now 53,865
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Sunday night reported 138 new cases of COVID-19.
The Centre on its Twitter handle @NCDCGov, said the total number of cases now stood at 53,865.
According to the tweet, 41,513 cases have been discharged and 1,013 deaths recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The public health agency said that two new fatalities were recorded, pushing the total to 1,013.
NCDC noted that the new cases were reported from 13 states and FCT.
It revealed that Plateau again had the highest number of infections with 55 cases, while Lagos, Ebonyi and Oyo recorded 15, 11 and 11 cases, respectively.
Others were Abia – eight, Anambra – seven, FCT – seven, Rivers – seven, Kaduna – six, Ondo – five, Kwara – three, Bauchi – one, Benue – one and Edo – one.
The NCDC said that Nigerians increase their risk of COVID-19 infection whenever they do not wear face mask to public places.
“Take responsibility, stay safe and healthy, wear a face mask, wash your hands frequently, cough/sneeze into your elbow, maintain physical distance, don’t share personal items and adhere to other COVID-19 prevention measures,’’ it advised.