Covid-19: 749 new confirmed cases and 3 deaths in Nigeria

According to NCDC, on the 29th of December 2020, 749 new confirmed cases and 3 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

Till date, 85560 cases have been confirmed, 71937 cases have been discharged and 1267 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

The 749 new cases are reported from 19 states- Lagos (299), Plateau (131), Kaduna (83), FCT (74), Kwara (35), Sokoto (26), Edo (18), Kano (17), Katsina (16), Delta (11), Nasarawa (10), Ondo (9), Bauchi (9), Rivers (5), Akwa Ibom (3), Jigawa (1), Osun (1) and Ekiti (1).

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:

Wear a face mask/covering when out in public
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
Maintain a physical distance of at least 2 metres from others in public spaces
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
Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness
Stay home if you feel unwell until you recover. Do not mingle with others or congregate
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:
dry cough

Less common symptoms:

aches and pains
sore throat

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