By Abujah Racheal
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported zero death and 453 new cases from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic outbreak in the country.
The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Wednesday.
The health agency said that the new cases pushed the nations infection total to 47,743 in the country.
According to it, till date 47,743 cases have been confirmed, 33,943 cases discharged and 956 deaths recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
It stated that the 453 new cases were reported from 16 states- Lagos (113), FCT (72), Plateau (59), Enugu (55), Kaduna (38), Ondo (32), Osun (26), Ebonyi (20), Ogun (9), Delta (8), Borno (7), Akwa Ibom (6), Oyo (5), Bauchi (1), Kano (1) and Ekiti (1).
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that from the NCDC statistics, eight states including Lagos, FCT, Oyo, Edo, Delta, Kano, Rivers and Ogun are responsible for over 70 per cent of the cases recorded.
Nigerians are advised not to be tired in complying with the COVID-19 preventive guidelines from the NCDC.
“Wearing face masks could prevent nearly 75,000 COVID-19 deaths in Africa. Over 600 coronavirus deaths could be prevented in Nigeria if people adhere to non-pharmaceutical preventive measures,” it stated.