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COVID-19: NCDC raises concern as infections surge again in 3 days

Nigeria has recorded more than 500 COVID-19 cases in daily figures for the third time on Friday as the government struggles to deal with a new and more infectious variant of the virus. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said figures on Saturday morning showed another 590 cases were reported. According to the agency, the number of cases is rising, so is the country’s testing capacity since the peak of the first wave last year adding that the new daily tally of 558 on Thursday has now been overtaken by…

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COVID-19: cases surge again, NCDC Confirms 535 new infections

Nigeria’s latest surge in coronavirus infections gathered pace on Wednesday with new confirmed cases rising above 500 for the first time in four months following the spread of the more contagious Delta variant. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) figures on Thursday morning showed another 535 cases were reported on Wednesday which is now the biggest daily increase in the country since March 4, 2021, when 708 cases were registered. After months of low recorded numbers, the country’s infection have been on the rise in the past two weeks…

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COVID-19 cases surge to highest in over 4 months with 404 infections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced that 404 additional COVID-19 infections and zero COVID-19 related deaths were registered in Nigeria on July 27, 2021. The NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter handle on Wednesday morning . The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports the additional infections represents the highest number of daily cases recorded in over four months, taking the total tally to 171,728 and 2,134 casualties. This came few weeks after the Government confirmed Delta COVID-19 variant in the country, the nation’s coronavirus infection has…

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COVID-19: NCDC records 213 new infections, 2 deaths

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) recorded 213 additional new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 171, 324, as of July 26, 2021. The NCDC disclosed this on its official oTwitter handle on Tuesday morning. The health agency also stated that it recorded two COVID-19 related deaths on Monday, while additional nine people recovered from the virus, as of July 26, 2021. It added that the new infections were recorded in 12 states, namely: Lagos-157, Rivers-20, Plateau-12, Enugu-6, Oyo-6, Gombe-3, Bauchi-2, Imo-2, Kaduna-2,…

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Neuro-Psychiatrist gives hints on how to prevent depression

Dr Bunmi Oluwagbami, a Consultant Neuropsychiatrist with the Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital Yaba,  has advised Nigerians to take care of their mental health to avoid depression. Oluwagbami, who is also a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday  in Lagos that engaging in positive activities that give happiness, while avoiding anger could help prevent depression. She said that anger produces a physiological crash, saying that the angrier one got, the more depressed one would get. According to her, anger elevates blood pressure, increases threat of stroke,…

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COVID-19: NCDC confirms 184 new cases, discharges 32

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said the country recorded additional 184 COVID-19 infections as of July 22. The NCDC made this known on its website on Friday morning. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the new infections indicate a decrease from the 238 cases announced a day earlier. It stated that the 184 additional new cases were reported from seven states and the Federal Capital Territory(FCT). “Lagos State where a majority of the cases were picked on Thursday reported 124, Rivers registered 27, Sokoto announced 9;…

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COVID-19: NCDC confirms 2 deaths, 238 more cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has registered additional 238 COVID-19 cases in the country. The NCDC made this known on its official website handle on Thursday morning. The News Agency Of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the new infections indicate an increase from the 203 cases announced a day earlier. It said the country’s COVID-19 cases continued to rise for seven consecutive weeks across Africa including Nigeria, signaling the third wave of the deadly Delta variant. It stated that the 238 additional new cases were reported from five states.…

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NCDC says COVID-19 cases rise by 206, zero death

Nigeria has announced additional 206 new COVID-19 cases in the country as total infections from the virus rise to 169,884 as of July 20, 2021. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made this known on its official website handle on Wednesday morning. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the new infections indicate an increase from the 146 cases announced a day earlier. It noted that there was no COVID-19 related death on Tuesday while the country’s total fatality stood at 2,128. The agency disclosed that 23 people…

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COVID-19: NCDC issues public health advisory for Eid-el-Kabir

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has issued a 9-point public health advisory on its website to members of the public to prevent further spread of COVID-19 pandemic during Eid-el-Kabir celebration. In the advisory issued on Tuesday, the public health agency urged Nigerians to take personal and collective responsibility to reduce the risk of spread of COVID-19. The advisory warned that despite significant efforts, there is still ongoing transmission of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus type 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that causes COVID-19, in Nigeria and across the world. “In…

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COVID-19: NCDC confirms 1 death, 143 new cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced additional 143 new COVID-19 cases, with one death. In its official website handle on Tuesday morning, NCDC said the total infections from the virus had risen to 169,678 as at July 19. The new infections indicated a decrease from the 203 cases recorded a day earlier. It said that regrettably one COVID-19 related death was recorded on Monday, raising the country’s total fatality to 2,128. The centre said the new cases were recorded in seven states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). It stated…

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