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Nigeria records 166 new coronavirus infections, total now 211,496

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said seven more people have died from the coronavirus pandemic, bringing the country’s fatality toll to 2,647.

The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 166 new COVID-19 infections from 14 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in the country.

The NCDC made this known via its verified website on Thursday.

The 166 fresh cases reported on Wednesday indicate an increase from the 159 cases posted on Tuesday.

The public health agency noted that till date, 211,496 cases have been confirmed, 202,930 cases discharged and 2,886 deaths recorded in 36 states and the FCT.

It added that the 166 new cases were in Delta-36, the FCT-22, Rivers-21, Lagos-20, Anambra-18, Ondo-17, Oyo-8, Kebbi-6, Enugu-5, Plateau-5, Ebonyi-3, Kano-2, while Bayelsa, Ekiti and Jigawa reported one case each.

“Today’s report includes: six confirmed cases reported from Kebbi State for October 26, 2021, and the five confirmed cases reprted from Enugu State on October 26, 2021.

“Twenty discharged cases were reported from Enugu State on October 26, and five discharged cases reported from Taraba State the same day are community discharges.

“Two deaths reported from Lagos State on October 26 (1) and Ocober 27, 2021,” it stated.

According to the agency, five states that recorded zero cases are Bauchi, Gombe, Ogun, Osun and Sokoto.

It added that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre, activated at Level 2, has continued to coordinate the national response activities.

The NCDC said that over 3,298,966 samples of the virus from the nation’s roughly 200 million population had been tested.

Meanwhile, the agency has advised Nigerians to continue to observe physical distancing (of at least two metres) at all times.

“Participants, officials, and support staff must wear a face mask at all times. Frequently touched items like door handles, elevators, gym equipment, etc. should be cleaned regularly.

“Hand hygiene stations should be set up at the venue to ensure a high degree of compliance with hand washing. Hand sanitizers should be made readily available.

“Distance of 2-meters in between seats (at events) should be enforced with marking on the seats. Avoid shaking hands or hugging,” it stated.

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