Nigeria records 462 new cases of COVID-19, total now 43,151
Nigeria’s confirmed cases of coronavirus reached 43,151 on Friday night following 462 fresh infections, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said in an update.
FCT recorded 93 of the 462 cases, followed by Lagos with 78, Plateau with 64 and Kaduna 54.
Other are: “Oyo-47, Ondo-32, Adamawa-23, Bauchi-19, Rivers-9, Ogun-9, Delta-9, Edo-7, Kano-6, Enugu-6, Nasarawa-5, Osun-1,”
The total confirmed cases so far in Nigeria now stands at 43,151 of which 19,565 have been discharged.
However, the infection has claimed 879 lives.
Meanwhile, Federal Government Friday took delivery of the second batch of medical supplies worth N26bn from the European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN).
The supplies which will further boost the country’s fight against the deadly COVID-19 pandemic and provide the much needed protection especially for frontline health workers, were purchased with UN Basket Fund for COVID-19 response.
The medical supplies included 500,000 face shields; 200,000 goggles; 100 oro-pharyngeal airways; 10,000 bio-hazard bags; and 14,000 safety boxes.
A statement by the Director of Information, Media and Public Relations of the Federal Ministry of Health, Olujimi Oyetomi, disclosed that the National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF), Dr. Sani Aliyu, and the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, received the commodities at the cargo section of Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport in Abuja.