Nigeria has recorded 103 new cases of the novel Coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 59,841.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this via its official tweeter handle on Thursday.

The Health Agency announced that the new cases were reported from 13 states including the Federal Capital Territory Abuja.

According to NCDC, of the new 103 cases, 39 were recorded in Lagos, 21 in Rivers and 19 in FCT.

Other states with new infections include,  Oyo-6 Kaduna-4 Bauchi-3 Ogun-3 Imo-2 Kano-2 Benue-1 Edo-1 Nasarawa-1 Plateau-1.

Data from the NCDC website shows that the country has not recorded any COVID-19 related deaths in the last three days.

NCDC said till date, 59,841 cases have been confirmed, 51,551 treated and discharged and 1,113 deaths recorded in 36 states and the FCT.

Meanwhile the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has warned Nigerians against complacency even though the country has been reporting fewer cases of the virus in recent months, stressing that the disease is still deadly.
“Although Nigeria is no longer in the top five countries by cumulative deaths in Africa, the PTF continues to urge Nigerians to change their attitude of scepticism and nonchalance to the virus,” the Chairman of the PTF, Boss Mustapha, warned during a briefing of the task force on Thursday in Abuja.

“For the avoidance of doubts, the virus is real, ferocious and deadly.



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