501 New Confirmed Cases Of Covid19 And 3 Deaths In Nigeria Yesterday

According to NCDC, On the 20th of December 2020, 501 new confirmed cases and 3 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

Till date, 78434 cases have been confirmed, 68303 cases have been discharged and 1221 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

The 501 new cases are reported from 15 states- Lagos (218), FCT (112), Kaduna (53), Plateau (24), Katsina (21), Kano (16), Yobe (14), Ondo (10), Ogun (9), Edo (7), Bayelsa (5), Rivers (4), Borno (4), Osun (2), and Ekiti (2).

A multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, continues to coordinate the national response activities.

To reduce the risk of spread of COVID-19, members of the public are advised to adhere to the following measures:

  1. Wear a face mask/covering when out in public
  2. Wash your hands frequently with soap under running water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based sanitiser if water is not available
  3. Maintain a physical distance of at least 2 metres from others in public spaces
  4. Cover your mouth and nose properly with a tissue paper when sneezing and/or coughing. Dispose of the tissue properly immediately after use. You may also cough into your elbow if a tissue is not available
  5. Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness
  6. Stay home if you feel unwell until you recover. Do not mingle with others or congregate
  7. Avoid large gatherings of more than 50 persons and gatherings where physical distancing measures are not put in place
COVID-19 affects different people in different ways. Most infected people will develop mild to moderate illness and recover without hospitalization.
Most common symptoms:
  • fever
  • dry cough
  • tiredness
Less common symptoms:
  • aches and pains
  • sore throat
  • diarrhoea
  • conjunctivitis
  • headache
  • loss of taste or smell
  • a rash on skin, or discolouration of fingers or toes
Serious symptoms:
  • difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • chest pain or pressure
  • loss of speech or movement

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