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Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases exceed 9,000 as Lagos records 254 new cases



The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Friday said Nigeria recorded 387 new cases of the Coronavirus, (COVID-19), in the country,the total infections now 9,302.

It said “On the 29th of May 2020, 387 new confirmed cases and 2 deaths were recorded in Nigeria

No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours”.

Of the 387 new cases confirmed in Nigeria, 254 were confirmed in Lagos state.

Till date, 9,302 cases have been confirmed, 2697 cases have been discharged and 261 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory

The 387 new cases are reported from 14 states- Lagos(254), FCT(29), Jigawa(24), Edo(22), Oyo(15), Rivers(14),Kaduna(11), Borno(6), Kano(3), Plateau(2), Yobe(2), Gombe(2), Bauchi(2), Ondo(1)

NCDC also announced that in an effort to increase COVID-19 testing capacity in Nigeria, States including Kano have set up mobile testing sites in communities.

According to the agency, NCDC team is working to address skepticism & stigma around COVID-19 in these areas to encourage compliance to testing.

It also said that majority of COVID-19 patients will show mild symptoms & recover. The current national case management protocol is for all cases to be managed by a team of clinicians in an isolation centre to ensure optimal care & to prevent further spread of the disease

NCDC further advised that after COVID-19 test result has been communicated to a patient, the patient should continue to adhere to preventive measures and guidelines.

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