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Nigeria has recorded 328 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the West African country.
Naija News reports that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed this in a series of tweets on the micro-blogging site, Twitter on Friday evening, June 5.
According to the NCDC, of the three hundred and twenty-eight new coronavirus cases recorded on Friday evening, 121 were recorded in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city, FCT-70 Bauchi-25 Rivers-18 Oyo-16 Kaduna-15 Gombe-14 Edo-13 Ogun-13 Jigawa-8 Enugu-6 Kano-5 Osun-2 Ondo-2, southwest Nigeria.
The NCDC tweeted: “328 new cases of #COVID19; Lagos-121 FCT-70 Bauchi-25 Rivers-18 Oyo-16 Kaduna-15 Gombe-14 Edo-13 Ogun-13 Jigawa-8 Enugu-6 Kano-5 Osun-2 Ondo-2 11844 cases of #COVID19Nigeria Discharged: 3696 Deaths: 333,” the tweet added.
The Regional Office of the World Health Organization in Brazzaville, Congo, on Friday revealed that the number of coronavirus cases in Africa has risen to over 168,464 in the past 24 hours.
The UN health agency further stated that 73,000 people have recovered from the COVID-19 across 54 countries in Africa.
WHO revealed this development on their Twitter account on Friday morning.
According to the tweet, COVID-19 has killed 4,700 people as of today.
“Over 168,464 confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent – with more than 73,000 recoveries & 4,700 deaths.”
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has unveiled new guidelines for the treatment of COVID-19 patients in the country.
Speaking on the new guidelines, the Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, revealed that a negative laboratory test result is no longer needed for coronavirus (COVID-19) patients to be discharged.
Mr Ihekweazu said the new discharge criteria for COVID-19 Infection indicates that patients can be free 14 days after the first positive result if they don’t show symptoms.
“There have been new science emerging about the duration of infectivity of individual patients. It led to the WHO issuing new clinical guidelines. “Symptomatic patients would thereby be discharged 10 days after symptom onset, plus at least 3 days without symptoms. If your symptoms last for longer, we will wait for longer managing you supportively.
“If you are asymptomatic, you can be discharged 14 days after your first positive result. A negative laboratory test is no longer required to discharge a COVID-19 patient,” he said.