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NCDC Confirms 290 New Cases, 160 Recoveries

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Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 290 new cases and 160 recoveries on Monday, August 10.

In the centre’s latest data posted on Twitter, there are now;

It would be recalled that on Sunday, Nigeria recorded 46,577 total cases, 33,186 recoveries and 945 death cases across the country.

According to the new toll, there are now 46,867 total cases, 33,346 recoveries and 950 deaths across the country.

Also, with NCDC’s August 9 situation report, total samples tested nationwide have increased from 317,496 to 319,815.

In other news, the Federal Government has warned Nigerians to remain vigilant as the nation intensifies the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

Addressing reporters on Monday in Abuja at the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, the PTF Chairman, Boss Mustapha, warned that the country has yet to win the war against COVID-19.

According to him, it is important that the daily low test and case confirmation numbers should not be misinterpreted to mean that Nigeria has overcome.

Mustapha, who is also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), said the government has over time ramped up testing but there was more to be done to raise the quantum of test per million.

He said an analysis showed that five states still account for 60 per cent of cumulative cases and 689 out of the 774 local government areas have reported at least one case.

PTF chairman decried that 85 LGAs in 20 states remain with no testing done and no case reported while 50 per cent of all the cases were in 20 per cent of the nation’s LGAs.

He insisted that Nigeria is yet to reach the peak of the pandemic but noted that the PTF is happy that many survivors were telling their stories and sharing them on social media.

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