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Nigeria records 595 new cases of COVID-19, total now 33,153

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Monday, announced that the country has recorded 595 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of infections in Nigeria to 33,153.

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

“595 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria; Lagos-156 Oyo-141 FCT-99 Edo-47 Kaduna-27 Ondo-22 Rivers-20 Osun-17 Imo-13 Plateau-10 Nasarawa-8 Anambra-8 Kano-5 Benue-5 Borno-5 Ogun-4 Taraba-3 Gombe-3 Kebbi-1 Cross Rivers-1.”

595 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;

Lagos-156

Oyo-141

FCT-99

Edo-47

Kaduna-27

Ondo-22

Rivers-20

Osun-17

Imo-13

Plateau-10

Nasarawa-8

Anambra-8

Kano-5

Benue-5

Borno-5

Ogun-4

Taraba-3

Gombe-3

Kebbi-1

Cross Rivers-1

33,153 confirmed

13,671 discharged

744 deaths

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Meanwhile, the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on Monday revealed that airborne transmission of COVID-19 is possible, even as new evidence has shown.

It, therefore, urged citizens to absolutely wear a face mask and adhere to other non-pharmaceutical protocols like avoiding mass gatherings, practicing social distancing and maintaining hand hygiene by washing of hands.

Speaking during the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 briefing in Abuja, the Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, said “we cannot rule out airborne transmission. Therefore, we have to act in a precautionary way assuming that this is also possible given the new evidence that is emerging.

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