By Abujah Racheal
ABUJA– Nigeria revealed 575 new COVID-19 cases in the country within 24 hours, bringing the overall infections to 31,323 according to the Nigeria Centre for Illness Control (NCDC).
NCDC said through its official twitter handle that as at Friday, July 10, a total of 20 deaths brought on by the coronavirus were taped in the nation.
The centre said that no new state had actually reported a case in the last 24 hours.
The NCDC said that till date, 31,323 cases have been validated, 12,795 clients released and 709 deaths taped in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
The 575 brand-new cases, on Friday, were reported from 18 states.
The NCDC said Lagos remained the epicentre, reporting 224 brand-new cases, followed by Oyo State with 85 in Oyo and 68 in the FCT.
Other states with brand-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 ).
On The Other Hand, 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 past six weeks.
WHO Chief, Tedros Ghebreyesus, offered example of Italy, Spain, South Korea and India’s greatest slums that showed that bad break out of the infection might still be checked through aggressive action.
” In the last six weeks cases have more than doubled,” Tedros informed a virtual interview on Friday in Geneva.
He, however, stated there were many examples from around the globe that have actually shown that even if the break out was very extreme, it might still be managed.
” Some of these examples are Italy, Spain and South Korea and even, in Dharavi a densely jam-packed area in the megacity of Mumbai in India.
” A strong focus on community engagement and the fundamentals of screening, tracing, separating and dealing with all those that are sick is key to breaking the chains of transmission and reducing the infection,” he stated.
The novel coronavirus has actually killed at least 556,140 people worldwide given that the outbreak emerged in China in 2019
At least 12,361,580 cases of coronavirus have actually been registered in 196 nations and areas while no less than 6,593,400 are considered to have actually recuperated.
NCDC had actually stated that there were simple actions Nigerians might require to safeguard themselves and their loved ones and avoid the spread of COVID-19
It also reminded Nigerians that when a mask is used properly, it covers both the nose and mouth and does not mist up their glasses.
” If their mask fogs up their glasses, it is too loose for them,” the centre mentioned.
The other things Nigerians need to do is to also sanitise their hands before they place on a mask.
” Do not touch your mask or face when it is on, santise your hands before and after you remove your mask.
” Eye security likewise provides a barrier to transmittable materials entering the eye and is frequently utilized in combination with other personal protective devices (PPE) such as gloves, gowns, masks or respirators.”
The health agency added that COVID-19 was real and, as such, Nigerians should stay safe, wash their hands frequently and completely with soap and water.
It included that they need to preserve physical distancing at all times.
See State by state breakdown listed below: