Nigeria has recorded 111 new cases of the novel Coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 62,964.

Announcing the new figures in a late night tweet on Sunday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control disclosed that the country also recorded two COVID-19 related deaths in the last 24 hours under review.

The Health  Agency said the new cases were reported from 8 states including the Federal Capital Territory FCT.

According to the NCDC, of the new cases, 49 were recorded in Lagos, 30 in FCT, 11 in Rivers, 10 in Plateau, 4 in Ogun, 1 in Osun and 3 in Kaduna and Oyo states respectively.

NCDC said till date, 62,964 infections have been confirmed, 58,790 treated and discharged, and 1,146 deaths recorded in 36 states and the FCT Abuja.

The Health Agency said that it has activated a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), at Level III to coordinate the national response activities.

“It is crucial to limit the risk of COVID-19 infection across all ages. Take responsibility to protect children as school resumes.

“Encourage your children to wear a mask. Wash their hands frequently Cough/ sneeze into your elbow and report when feeling sick,” it advised.




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