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Nigeria records 35 new COVID-19 cases

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Nigeria recorded 35 new COVID-19 cases in a week, according to the latest epidemiological report from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC).

The cases were found in the Federal Capital Territory and three states between December 24 and 30, 2022.

They are FCT, 22; Lagos, 10; Delta, two; and Plateau, one.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria to 266,450, with 3,155 deaths recorded since the beginning of the pandemic.

The report says 6,609 persons are still receiving treatment, with 259,841 persons discharged so far.

The agency assured Nigerians that its activated multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC) at Level 2 continues to coordinate the national response activities.

Director-General of the NCDC, Dr. Ifedayo Adetifa, urged Nigerians to continue to adhere to the preventive measures by practising physical distancing, face mask use, and regular hand hygiene.

He said: “Are you worried about the upward trend of COVID-19 in parts of the world?

“Are you dizzy from the various alphabets and numbers used to describe SARSCoV2 variants?

“Are you worried about travel, transmission and risk of imported dangerous variants? Take responsibility.

“Getting vaccinated protects you from severe illness, hospitalisation and death from the COVID-19 virus.

“Encourage your loved ones and those around you to get vaccinated. Visit https://vacsitefinder.nphcda.gov.ng to locate the nearest vaccination site to you.

“Ensure you get your vaccines and booster doses. Vaccines are the most effective protection against severe disease, hospitalisation and death.

“In addition to vaccines, for those at high risk – use masks, avoid crowds, hand hygiene, etc.”

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