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General News of Saturday, 1 May 2021


Nigerian records 55 new coronavirus infections

The NCDC said no deaths were recorded in the seven states affected The NCDC said no deaths were recorded in the seven states affected

Nigeria has recorded 55 more cases of the novel coronavirus, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said on Friday, April 30, 2021. The latest figures take the total number of infected persons in the country to 165,110.

The disclosure was made via its official Twitter handle.

The agency said no deaths were recorded in the seven states affected.

According to NCDC report, Lagos state led the chart on Friday with 21 new cases, followed by Yobe 19 and Ogun 6, while Akwa Ibom reported 3, Kaduna 2, Plateau 2, FCT 1 and Rivers 1.”

The public health agency noted that 60 people who had recovered from the disease were discharged from isolation centres across the country.

“Our discharges on Friday includes 23 community recoveries in Yobe State, managed in line with guidelines,” it said.

NCDC said till date, 165,110 cases had been confirmed, 155,101 discharged and 2,063 deaths recorded in 36 states and the FCT.

It said that a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, continued to coordinate the national response activities.

Meanwhile, the agency said that disregarding COVID-19 preventive measures puts Nigerians and everyone around them at risk of getting infected.

“The action you take to limit the risk of spread of COVID-19 protects the vulnerable around you.

“Our fight against COVID-19 is a collective effort.

“It’s not over yet. Please don’t take your feet off the pedal.

”Wear a mask. Keep your distance. Avoid crowds. Wash your hands. It is not that hard,” NCDC advised.