Nigeria records 276 new cases of COVID-19, total now 8,344
The confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) have increased to 8,344 in Nigeria. This is after 276 new infections were recorded in the country on Tuesday.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made this known on its verified Twitter handle.
“276 new cases of #COVID19; Lagos-161 Rivers-36 Edo-27 Kaduna-19 Nasarawa-10 Oyo-6 Kano-4 Delta-3 Ebonyi-3 Gombe-2 Ogun-1 Ondo-1 Borno-1 Abia-1 Bauchi-1.”
276 new cases of #COVID19;
8344 cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria
Meanwhile, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has said it will continue chloroquine clinical trials for COVID-19 treatment despite the suspension of the drug test by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
It would be recalled that WHO had announced a “temporary pause” in its solidarity trial on the use of hydroxychloroquine for treatment of COVID-19 patients.
But NAFDAC said there is data to prove that hydroxychloroquine worked for many COVID-19 patients. Therefore, Nigeria would continue on the clinical trial.
“Hydroxychloroquine has been proved to work at a mild stage. So the potency depends on the severity of the disease in the patient’s body,” NAFDAC said.