Nigeria revealed 575 brand-new COVID-19 cases in the nation within 24 hours, bringing the overall infections to 31,323 according to the Nigeria Centre for Illness Control (NCDC).
NCDC stated by means of its main twitter manage that as at Friday, July 10, an overall of 20 deaths triggered by the coronavirus were taped in the country.
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The centre said that no new state had reported a case in the last 24 hours.
The NCDC said that till date, 31,323 cases have actually been confirmed, 12,795 clients released and 709 deaths taped in 36 states and the Federal Capital Area.
The 575 new cases, on Friday, were reported from 18 states.
The NCDC stated Lagos remained the epicentre, reporting 224 new cases, followed by Oyo State with 85 and 68 in the FCT.
Other states with new cases were Rivers (49), Kaduna (39), Edo (31), Enugu (30), Delta (11), Niger (10), Katsina (9 ), Ebonyi (5 ), Gombe (3 ), Jigawa (3 ), Plateau (2 ), Nassarawa (2 ), Borno (2 ), Kano (1) and Abia (1 ).
Meanwhile, the World Health Organisation (WHO), said that it was still possible to bring coronavirus pandemic outbreaks under control, even though the variety of cases had doubled in the previous six weeks.
WHO Chief, Tedros Ghebreyesus, provided example of Italy, Spain, South Korea and India’s biggest run-down neighborhoods that showed that bad break out of the virus might still be checked through aggressive action.
” In the last 6 weeks cases have more than doubled,” Tedros informed a virtual interview on Friday in Geneva.
He, however, said there were numerous examples from all over the world that have revealed that even if the break out was very intense, it could still be controlled.
” Some of these examples are Italy, Spain and South Korea and even, in Dharavi a largely jam-packed area in the megacity of Mumbai in India.
” A strong focus on neighborhood engagement and the essentials of screening, tracing, isolating and dealing with all those that are sick is crucial to breaking the chains of transmission and suppressing the infection,” he said.
The News Company of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the novel coronavirus has killed at least 556,140 individuals worldwide because the outbreak emerged in China in 2019.
A minimum of 12,361,580 cases of coronavirus have actually been registered in 196 nations and territories while no less than 6,593,400 are considered to have actually recovered.
NCDC had actually stated that there were basic actions Nigerians could take to secure themselves and their liked ones and prevent the spread of COVID-19
It also advised Nigerians that when a mask is used correctly, it covers both the nose and mouth and does not fog up their glasses.
” If their mask fogs up their glasses, it is too loose for them,” the centre mentioned.
The other things Nigerians require to do is to likewise sanitise their hands before they place on a mask.
” Do not touch your mask or face when it is on, santise your hands prior to and after you remove your mask.
” Eye protection also provides a barrier to transmittable materials getting in the eye and is frequently utilized in combination with other individual protective devices (PPE) such as gloves, gowns, masks or respirators.”
The health agency added that COVID-19 was genuine and, as such, Nigerians need to stay safe, wash their hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water.
It added that they need to preserve physical distancing at all times.NAN