The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 453 new cases, with no death, from the coronavirus pandemic in the country.
The health agency via its official twitter handle on Wednesday said that the new cases pushed the nations confirmed infection total to 47,743.
The NCDC said so far, 33,943 cases have been discharged and 956 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
It stated that the 453 new cases were reported from 16 states- Lagos (113), FCT (72), Plateau (59), Enugu (55), Kaduna (38), Ondo (32), Osun (26), Ebonyi (20), Ogun (9), Delta (8), Borno (7), Akwa Ibom (6), Oyo (5), Bauchi (1), Kano (1) and Ekiti (1).
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that from the NCDC statistics, eight states including Lagos, FCT, Oyo, Edo, Delta, Kano, Rivers and Ogun are majorly responsible for over 70 per cent of the cases recorded in Nigeria.
The agency urged Nigerians not to be tired in complying with the COVID-19 preventive guidelines from the NCDC.
“Wearing face masks could prevent nearly 75,000 COVID-19 deaths in Africa.
“Over 600 coronavirus deaths could be prevented in Nigeria if people adhere to non-pharmaceutical preventive measures,” it stated.