BY VICTOR OSOWOCHI, ABUJA – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday night confirmed 354 new coronavirus (COVID-19) infections, taking the nationwide tally to 45,244 cases.

Also, the Centre said on its official Twitter handle that three deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours which now brings the total fatality figure to 930 deaths across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The NCDC’s latest statistics further showed that aside the 354 new confirmed cases from 17 states, a total of 32,430 patients have so far been successfully treated and discharged from the various isolation centers and hospitals in the country.

“On the 6th of August 2020, 354 new confirmed cases and 3 deaths were recorded in Nigeria

“Till date, 45,244 cases have been confirmed, 32,430 cases have been discharged and 930 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory”, the NCDC said

For the daily infection numbers, FCT went atop the chart again by recording 78 new cases, leaving Lagos in second position with 76 new infections and Kaduna coming third with 23 cases.

Other states listed are: Ebonyi – (19), Oyo – (18), Nasarawa – (17), Rivers – (17), Delta – (16), Kwara – (15), Akwa Ibom – (13), Edo – (12), Ogun – (12), Plateau – (11), Kano – (9), Bauchi – (6), Borno – (6) and Ekiti – (6)

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A breakdown of cases by state can be found via http://covid19.ncdc.gov.ng #TakeResponsibility


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354 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
45,244 confirmed
32,430 discharged
930 deaths


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An important part of our work is data collection & analysis

At 11:30pm daily, our data team collates results received from all testing labs across states to inform Nigerians of the number of new #COVID19 cases.

Results not received at this time are reported the next day


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How can you #TakeResponsibility to reduce risk of #COVID19 spread at your workplace?

Adhere to recommended measures such as:

✅Physical distancing
✅Wearing of face masks
✅Frequent hand hygiene

Download guide for businesses here:https://covid19.ncdc.gov.ng/media/files/COVID19GuideforBusinessesJune2020_1.pdf …


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“We are only as strong as our weakest link and will continue to maintain momentum in the response”

This @vanguardngrnews article addresses the speculation surrounding a decline of #COVID19Nigeria cases.https://www.vanguardngr.com/2020/08/covid-19-reduction-of-new-cases-not-flattening-curve-ncdc/amp/ …#TakeResponsibility

COVID-19: Reduction of new cases not flattening curve — NCDC
Contrary to speculations that Nigeria has started flattening the curve, NCDC, has said the country has not yet attained that milestone
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The latest Weekly Epidemiological Report (week 29) #NCDCWER has been published on our website.

This week’s editorial focuses on the support given to states to enhance #COVID19 sample collection efforts.

Read more via:https://ncdc.gov.ng/reports/269/2020-july-week-29 …#TakeResponsibility


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Home care for #COVID19 patients who are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms must be based on the recommendation of a clinician not on self-assessment.

Read more on the ‘Guidelines for Home Care of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases’:https://covid19.ncdc.gov.ng/media/files/HomeCareInterimGuide.pdf …#TakeResponsibility

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