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COVID-19: Nigeria records 182 new cases, total rises to 8,915

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Thursday, announced that the country has recorded 182 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of infections in Nigeria to 8,915.

The NCDC disclosed this on its verified Twitter handle on Thursday night.

“182 new cases of #COVID19; Lagos-111 FCT-16 Akwa Ibom-10 Oyo-8 Kaduna-6 Delta-6 Rivers-5 Ogun-4 Ebonyi-4 Kano-3 Plateau-2 Gombe-2 Kebbi-1 Kwara-2 Bauchi-1 Borno-1.”

182 new cases of #COVID19;

Lagos-111
FCT-16
Akwa Ibom-10
Oyo-8
Kaduna-6
Delta-6
Rivers-5
Ogun-4
Ebonyi-4
Kano-3
Plateau-2
Gombe-2
Kebbi-1
Kwara-2
Bauchi-1
Borno-1

8915 cases of #COVID19Nigeria
Discharged: 2592
Deaths: 259

Meanwhile, the federal government will consider using schools and hotels as isolation centres for COVID-19 patients if the need arises.

The Minister of health, Osagie Ehanire said Nigeria currently has over 112 treatment and isolation centres in the 35 states and FCT with over 5,000 beds.

He, however, said not all states have up to the 300 beds prescribed for isolation and treatment.

”Nigeria presently has over 112 treatment and isolation centres in the 35 states and FCT with over 5,000 beds, but not all states have made it up to at least 300 beds prescribed for isolation and treatment.

“In event of overflow, we can require hotels and school dormitories to be prepared for level 1 (Quarantine) and level 2 Isolation (of COVID-19 positive with zero or mild symptoms).

”To free hospital beds to be dedicated to level 3, (moderate to severe cases) and level 4, (high dependency and Intensive care unit),” he said.

 
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