COVID-19: Nigeria records 684 deaths as cases crossed 30,000
The Nigeria Center for Disease Control, NCDC, on Wednesday night, announced that the country has recorded 684 deaths to COVID-19 infections as the total cases crossed 30,000 on Wednesday.
In its daily update through its official twitter handle @NCDCgov, the health agency announced 460 new cases. COVID-19: Kwara govt orders officials to proceed on isolation COVID-19 patient gives birth in Ogun The NCDC said that on July 8, new confirmed cases were 460 with 15 deaths recorded, while no new state had reported a case in the last 24 hours.
According to the figures, a total of 30,249 cases have been confirmed, 12,373 cases discharged and 684 deaths recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
The NCDC said that the 460 new cases were reported from 21 states: Lagos (150); Rivers (49); Oyo (43); Delta (38); FCT (26); Anambra (20); Kano (20); Plateau (18); Edo (14); Bayelsa (13); Enugu (13); Osun (12); Kwara (10); Borno (8); Ogun (7); Kaduna (6); Imo (4); Bauchi (3); Gombe (3); Niger (2) and Adamawa (1).
Severity among aged persons
The NCDC said that COVID-19 was severe in persons who were over 50 years old and those living with Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes, hypertension, and asthma. “Families and communities should continue to #TakeResponsibility and support their members who have COVID-19 especially the vulnerable,” it stated.
It advised that Nigerians should continue to protect themselves and others by observing physical distancing, wearing face masks and washing hands frequently.
The NCDC said that, in the absence of a vaccine, compliance with Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) measures remained the most effective intervention to control the COVID-19 pandemics.
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