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Health News of Thursday, 20 May 2021


Coronavirus: Nigeria records 43 new cases across six states

NCDC confirms 43 new coronavirus cases NCDC confirms 43 new coronavirus cases

 • The NCDC has confirmed 43 new cases of the novel coronavirus in the country

 • The health agency said the new cases spread across six states of the country

 • Lagos State leads the charts with 19 cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 43 new cases of the novel coronavirus in the country.

The disclosure was made via the agency's official Twitter handle on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. It noted that the cases were reported across six states of the country.

According to the data, Lagos leads the chart with 19 cases followed by Rivers with 14 cases. While Katsina recorded three cases, both Jigawa and Oyo States recorded one each.

The latest figure is slightly higher than the 31 cases recorded 24 hours earlier.

Meanwhile, the country has only reported six deaths in the past 45 days, lower than what was recorded over the same period since the disease started spreading in the country over a year ago, according to Premium Times.

This is an improvement, especially when compared to an average of 70 fatalities per week recorded in January.

The disease centre said 36 patients were discharged across the country within the last 24 hours.

But the country has said the preventive measures put in place will be sustained.

Last Monday, the government announced the continuation of several restrictive measures retained in the third phase of the gradual easing of COVID-19 lockdowns in September 2020, reports Premium Times.

The restrictions included the work-at-home policy for staff below grade level 12 in the public sector and a curfew from midnight to 4 a.m.

The NCDC said the reinforcement of the restrictions became necessary due to the delays in vaccine supply.

Nigeria has so far vaccinated more than 1.8 million citizens and residents against the deadly ailment.