NCDC Confirms 133 New Cases of COVID-19, Two Deaths

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NCDC Confirms 133 New Cases of COVID-19, Two Deaths
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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has reported 133 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 with two deaths on Sunday.

This comes as the nation records a total of 61440 confirmed cases with 56611 infected persons  discharged and 1125 deaths recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

The health agency further disclosed that since the beginning of the outbreak in Nigeria in February, more than 578,841 samples have been tested by NCDC, out of which 54,587 were positive.

It noted that the 133 new cases were reported from 9 states including Lagos with 90 casesnand Rivers rivers with 13.

Other are FCT -8,  Kaduna -8, Oyo -6, Ondo -3, Katsina -2, Nasarawa -2, and Plateau -1.

The health agency said that a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre, activated at Level 3, have continued to coordinate the national response activities across the country.

Meanwhile, the agency noted that older people of 60 years and above have higher risks of complications from COVID-19 infection, especially those with underlying health conditions. 

In a similar development, the Lagos State Ministry of Health recently confirmed 181 positive cases of Coronavirus in a private boarding school in Lekki, Lagos.

Disclosing the infection, the Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, said a surveillance and case investigation in the school revealed the infection.

Mr Abayomi said a 14-year-old SS1 female student fell ill on October 3 and was sent home after receiving first aid at the school. He added that the student subsequently tested positive for COVID-19 on October 6 in one of the accredited private labs in Lagos.

A total number of 181 students and staff have been confirmed positive for the infection and they are all asymptomatic, he explained.

 

 

 

 

 

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