Nigeria has recorded 10 new fatalities from the novel Coronavirus on Tuesday, in spite of the gradual decline in number of daily infections.
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made the disclosure through its verified Twitter handle Tuesday night.
The health agency revealed that “Till date, 54247 cases have been confirmed, 42010 cases have been discharged and 1023 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory”.
It says the 239 new confirmed cases were recorded from 15 states of the federation with Plateau leading with 116, followed by FCT with 33 cases and Lagos 19.
Other states of Ekiti has 12, Kaduna 11, Ogun 11, Ebonyi 8, Benue 7, Abia 5, Delta 5, Ondo 4, Edo 3, Imo 2, Osun 2, and Bauchi 1.
Meanwhile, the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha has reiterated the message of the World Health Organistion to Nigerians not to be overexcited with the recent decrease in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, as the virua is still very much around.
Mustapha who gave the warning on Monday lamented on the few samples collected for testing in spite of their enhanced testing capacity.
He therefore appealed with state governments to expand their testing capacity, stressing that the decrease in number of cases doesn’t mean the curve has been flattened.