Posted on Wed 18 Nov 2020, 03:44 AM

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 152 new cases of the novel Coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 65,457.

The Health Agency disclosed this in a late night tweet on Tuesday.

The NCDC said the new cases were recorded in 12 states including the Federal Capital Territory Abuja.

According to the NCDC, of the new cases, 61 were recorded in Lagos, 39 in Oyo, 13 in FCT and 10 in Yobe state.

Other states with new cases include, Bauchi-6 Kaduna-5 Kano-4 Kwara-4 Plateau-4 Edo-2 Ogun-2 Rivers-2.

NCDC said till date, 65,457 infections have been confirmed, 61,337 treated and discharged and 1,163 deaths recorded in 36 states and the FCT.

The centre said that it had activated a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre at Level III to coordinate the national response activities in the country.

The agency, therefore, advised Nigerians to continue to observe the COVID-19 protocols to stay safe, stressing that the Coronavirus pandemic was not over yet.

“Wear a face mask properly; avoid large gatherings, maintain physical distance from others.

“Let’s work together to protect ourselves and our country,” the centre advised.


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