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Over 300 cases in Lagos as Nigeria records 920 COVID-19 cases on Saturday

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Nigeria has recorded 920 new infections of COVID-19, with six deaths in 24 hours, according to data published on the website of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Saturday.

Since the outbreak of the pandemic last February, over 874,617 samples have been tested by the NCDC, out of which 77,933 turned out positive.

Figures from the public health agency in the last one week shows an upward trend in the number of positive cases, suggesting a second wave of the disease might be ensuing.

While six additional deaths were reported in the past 24 hours, the NCDC also disclosed that 300 patients had been discharged after testing negative to the virus.

It said that the new infections were reported from 17 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in the past 24 hours.

The agency said that Lagos State reported 308 out of the 920 new cases. FCT 207, Kaduna 179, Plateau 46, Niger 43, Adamawa 26, Sokoto 18, and Rivers 16.

Other states are Yobe 15, Enugu and Kano 13 each, Ogun 12, Delta 10, Edo 5; Osun and Oyo 3 each, Anambra 2 and Ekiti 1.

The NCDC said that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre activated at Level 3 had continued to coordinate national response activities.

The agency noted that till date, 77,933 cases had been confirmed, 67,784, discharged and 1,218 deaths recorded in 36 states and the FCT.

Meanwhile, the NCDC has told Nigerians to adhere to all COVID-19 public health and safety measures, including hand washing, proper use of face masks and physical distancing.

“Physical distancing is one of the most effective methods to limit the spread of COVID-19.

“Stay at home when possible and take precautions to avoid mass gathering.

“Ensure you maintain at least two metres distance between yourself and others in public,” it advised.

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