Delta surpasses Lagos as Nigeria’s COVID-19 figure rises to 26,484, Enugu records 66 fresh cases

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Nigeria, on Wednesday, recorded its new highest daily figure of 790 COVID-19 cases, bringing the total infections to 26,484.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made this known on its official twitter handle.

The NCDC said, as at July  1, Nigeria recorded 13 deaths.

The health agency said that no new state reported a case in the last 24 hours.

The NCDC also said that Nigeria reported a total of 603 deaths in 35 states and the FCT.

The NCDC said that Delta State  reported the highest number of cases with 166 new cases while Lagos reported  120  new infections.

Others are Enugu-66, FCT-65, Edo-60, Ogun-43, Kano-41, Kaduna-39, Ondo-33, Rivers-32, Bayelsa-29, Katsina-21, Imo-20, Kwara-18. Oyo-11, Abia-10, Benue-6, Gombe-4, Yobe-2, Bauchi-2 and  Kebbi-2. 

The centre also said it has introduced  an lIVR Self-Assessment Tool. 

It said that Nigerians could use the opportunity to complete a COVID-19 self-assessment by dialing 01-700-6232 for an automated call-back if they suspect that them or a loved one may have been exposed to the virus. 

The Virology Laboratory at Federal Medical Centre, Owo, Ondo State has been included in the National COVID-19 Molecular Laboratory Network. 

This brings the total number of laboratories in the national network to 40. 

Meanwhile, the Nigeria daily testing exceed 4,000 for the first time in 125 days,the NCDC exceeded its target and set a record on its daily tests to 4,205 as at June 30.
In Enugu State, the Ministry of Health has confirmed 66 fresh cases of COVID-19 infection in the state, bringing the total laboratory confirmed cases to 327.

Commissioner for Health, Dr. Obi Emmanuel Ikechukwu, in a statement, said that the number of COVID-19 cases on treatment was 192, “Number of COVID-19 cases discharged, 126.

The commissioner said that the “Number of Laboratory confirmed COVID-19 related deaths – 9”

He advised, saying: “Be responsible! COVID-19 is real! Stay home when it is not absolutely necessary to go out. Wear a facemask/covering whenever you must go out. Keep a safe distance from other people at all times, which is social/physical distancing and avoid crowded places. Practice good respiratory hygiene (when coughing or sneezing).

“Clean surfaces around you regularly with a solution of 1 part bleach and 99 parts of water (e.g. 1ml of bleach into 99 ml of water, mixed)
Wash your hands with soap for 20 seconds under running water as often as possible
“When facilities for hand washing are unavailable, sanitize your hands as often as possible using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer”, he said.

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