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In Nigeria, 13,447 Covid-19 patients treated, discharged

By Charles Joseph

Abuja, July 13, 2020 - With 344 new discharged Covid-19 patients, Nigeria has now treated discharged a total of 13,447, nearly half of its over 32,000 confirmed cases since the advent of the pandemic.

According to a new data by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Sunday, 571  new COVID-19 cases were also recorded in the West African state.

The agency however disclosed that 740 deaths had so far been recorded in 36 states of the country including the capital city, Abuja.

NCDC stated that  the 571 new cases reported were from Lagos(152), Ebonyi(108), Edo(53), Ondo(46), FCT(38), Oyo(20), Kwara(19), Plateau(17), Osun(14), Bayelsa(14), Ekiti(14), Katsina(14), Akwa Ibom(11), Kaduna(11), Rivers(11), Niger(10), Ogun(7), Kano(6), Cross River(4) and Bauchi(2).

It also said COVID-19  cases  were still rising, adding that reduction depended on collective efforts and adherence to the recommended measures.

The NCDC canvassed for more efforts other than that of the agency to send the right message to Nigerians.

The health agency said that the COVID-19 pandemic was a test of global solidarity and global leadership.

“The virus thrives on division but is thwarted when we unite,” it said.

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