The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Friday said Nigeria recorded 387 new cases of the Coronavirus, (COVID-19), in the country, the total infections now 9,302.
“387 new cases of #COVID19; Lagos-254 FCT-29 Jigawa-24 Edo-22 Oyo-15 Rivers-14 Kaduna-11 Borno-6 Kano-3 Plateau-2 Yobe-2 Gombe-2 Bauchi-2 Ondo-1 “9302 cases of #COVID19Nigeria “Discharged: 2697 “Deaths: 261” NCDC also announced that in an effort to increase coronavirus testing capacity in Nigeria, States including Kano have set up mobile testing sites in communities.
According to the agency, NCDC team is working to address skepticism & stigma around coronavirus in these areas to encourage compliance to testing. It also said that majority of coronavirus patients will show mild symptoms & recover.
The current national case management protocol is for all cases to be managed by a team of clinicians in an isolation centre to ensure optimal care & to prevent further spread of the disease.
NCDC further advised that after COVID-19 test result has been communicated to a patient, the patient should continue to adhere to preventive measures and guidelines.
“If you test positive, please do not panic. You will be transferred to an isolation centre for your health & that of those around you”