FactBox: How Many COVID-19 Cases Do We Have In Nigeria? - Here's All We Know

FactBox: How Many COVID-19 Cases Do We Have In Nigeria? - Here's All We Know

Nigeria has 35 confirmed cases of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic which has claimed the lives of over 15,000 globally.

Data from the Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC) as on Monday, March 23 shows that Lagos leads the pack with 24 cases, FCT- 6, Ogun- 2, Ekiti- 1, Oyo- 1 and Edo-1. Two persons including the Italian who brought the disease to Nigeria have been discharged. One person has died from the disease.

Death toll from COVID-19 globally has reached 15,307 while over 349,807 have been infected in over a 100 countries.

Italy leads global deaths with 5,476 deaths, China 3,270 and Spain 1,813.

Transmission:
The novel Coronavirus which started in a wildlife market in the Chinese city of Wuhan is transmitted through.

  1. Bodily contact.
  2. Respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
  3. Touching a surface or object that has the virus on it.

Symptoms:

  1. Fever.
  2. Cough/Running nose.
  3. Difficulty in breathing.

Preventive Measures:

  1. Wash your hands with soap and running water regularly.
  2. Use alcohol-based sanitizer always.
  3. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  4. Cough and sneeze into a tissue or in your armpit.
  5. Clean high touch surfaces regularly.
  6. Avoid sharing personal items and spaces with persons close to you.
  7. Practice social distancing.
  8. Isolate yourself for two weeks after returning from a country with COVID-19.
  9. Stay home and report to the doctor or contact the Nigeria Center For Disease Control (NCDC) if you have any of the symptoms mentioned above.
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