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NCDC Announce 226 New cases of Coronavirus

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has announced 226 new cases of coronavirus in the country, bringing the total number of confirmed infections in Nigeria to 6,401.

The Disease Control Centre made this known on Tuesday.

They revealed that one patient had died of coronavirus-related complications in the country, bringing the total number of deaths to 192.

According to the statement, “On the 19th of May 2020, 226 new confirmed cases and 1 death was recorded in Nigeria.”

The statement revealed further that, no new state has recorded a case in the last 24 hours.

The report has brought about a total of 6401 confirmed in the country, with 1734 cases discharged and 192 deaths recorded across 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory

A break down of the total number of cases per states

The 226 new cases are reported from 16 states- Lagos (131), Ogun (25), Plateau (15), Edo (11), Kaduna (7), Oyo (6), FCT (5), Adamawa (5), Jigawa (4), Ebonyi (4), Borno (4), Nasarawa (3), Bauchi (2), Gombe (2), Enugu (1), Bayelsa (1)

The agency also reiterated the need for people to self-isolate after being exposed to the virus, saying that it is critical to stay in isolation if positive to reduce the risk of spread of the virus.

It pointed out that most people infected with COVID-19 have mild to moderate symptoms & recover, while some others have severe symptoms and may die, especially older people & those with underlying illness.

Meanwhile, the Federal Government has said it will only re-open the nation’s economy fully when it is able to strike a delicate balance between safety and economic considerations.

This was as it explained the whereabouts of a 15-member Chinese Medical Team after initially engaging in several backs and forth on the issue.

It also lamented the growing number of casualties with regards to the Covid-19 pandemic, saying many of those who died recently, apart from having some underlying illnesses, had embarked on some form of self-medication or home care.

These were disclosed Tuesday in Abuja during the daily briefing of the Presidential Taskforce PTF on Covid-19.

The FG also announced that it has met the relevant committees of the National Assembly in its bid to deepen its collaboration with the legislature and strengthen its National Response to the pandemic.

They revealed further that about five drugs, including hydroxychloroquine, are currently being analysed by research institutes in the country to determine their effectiveness in the treatment of the novel coronavirus.

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