260 New Cases of COVID-19 Reported in Nigeria, Total Inflections Hit 12,486
The spread of novel Coronavirus infections in Nigeria continues to rise on a daily basis. The latest statistics by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control shows that the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country hit 12,486 on Sunday night, as 260 people tested positive in 24 hours.
Twelve deaths were recorded from the virus on Sunday bringing the total number of deaths from the virus to 345
And one hundred and thirty three patients have been discharged, taking the total figures of COVID-19 survivors to 3,959.
So far, no new state has reported a case. Cases have been reported in 35 states and the FCT, only Cross River State is yet to report any case.
NCDC, through its verified Twitter account, said, Abia recorded the highest number of cases on Sunday with 67 infections, followed by FCT with 40 cases and Lagos with 38 cases.
Also, Ogun state confirmed 19 cases of the virus on Sunday, Gombe reported 16 cases, Edo recorded 14 cases, Imo confirmed 9 cases. While Kwara, Katsina, Nasarawa and Borno recorded 8 cases each.
Kaduna confirmed six cases, Bauchi with 5 cases, Ekiti had 4 cases, Niger, Ondo, Plateau, Kano and Sokoto confirmed 2 cases each.
On the 7th of June 2020, 260 new confirmed cases and 12 deaths were recorded in Nigeria
No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.
Till date, 12486 cases have been confirmed, 3959 cases have been discharged and 354 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
Confirmed Cases by State
|States Affected||No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed)||No. of Cases (on admission)||No. Discharged||No. of Deaths|
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued new guidance on homemade or locally-made face masks for the prevention of COVID-19.
WHO Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, advised on Sunday via its official twitter handle.
According to WHO, the guidance on homemade masks are important for preventing COVID-19 in low-income areas.
In a video posted on the twitter account, Guy Mbayo, the Technical Officer, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), gave insights on how to clean them; how to wear and remove them, when to remove them, and much more importantly, how to manufacture them locally.
WHO has recommended the wearing of medical masks; at the beginning of the crisis, there were not enough; supply chain was already disrupted.
“Member-states and governments have made wearing of face masks mandatory in their own countries; people were prompted to resort to homemade masks,’’ he said.
“The masks do not protect you fully; you still need to observe all the measures that were recommended, like the handwashing with soap and water, and physical distancing.
“When you are removing the mask, don’t allow it to touch your hand; use the elastic to remove it without touching the mask itself,” he said.
He also advised that the masks needed to be clean daily.