Coronavirus: NCDC confirms 624 new cases in Nigeria as toll rises to 41,804


The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has confirmed 624 new COVID-19 cases in Nigeria.

This is as the total toll of COVID-19 cases rose to 41, 804.

NCDC disclosed this via its official twitter handle on Tuesday night.

The health agency noted that eight more persons have died from the disease.

It stated that Lagos, the nation’s COVID-19 epicentre, reported 212 new cases, while Oyo reported 69.

Among others states with new cases were: Niger (49), Kano (37), Osun (37), FCT (35, Plateau (34), Gombe (33), Edo (28), Enugu (28), Ebonyi (17), Delta (10), Katsina (9), Ogun (8), Rivers (7), Ondo (5), Kaduna (4) and Nasarawa (2).

According to it, till date, 41,804 cases have been confirmed, 18,764 cases have been discharged and 868 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

The NCDC noted that a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, would continue to coordinate the national response activities across the country.

Meanwhile, the health agency said that there was no specific cure for COVID-19.

It noted that some trial drugs show promising results but were yet to be validated for use.

"In Nigeria, use of hydroxychloroquine is only limited to clinical trials.

“Please TakeResponsibility and avoid self-medication,” it advised.

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