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Nigeria’s 544 new cases of COVID-19, shoot total infections to 28,711

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…As Russian COVID-19 cases rise by 6,736 to 681,251***

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Sunday stated that Nigeria recorded 544 new COVID-19 cases, a development which has now taken the country’s total infection tally to 28,711.

NCDC said on its official twitter handle that as of July, 5. 2020, 544  new confirmed cases and 11 deaths were recorded in the country, just as Russia recorded 6,736 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking its total to 681,251, the country’s coronavirus response centre said in a statement on Sunday.

The Nigerian health agency, however, noted that no new state has reported a case in the past 24 hours.

According to it, till date, while 28,711 cases have been confirmed, 11,665 cases have been discharged and 645 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

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The health agency said that the 544 new cases were reported from 19 states thus – Lagos (199), Ebonyi (65),Oyo (47), Ondo (46), Ogun (31), Edo (30), FCT (28), Katsina (25), Plateau (15), Bayelsa (11), and Kaduna (10).

Others are Adamawa (10), Akwa Ibom (8), Gombe (7), Kano (4), Taraba (3), Rivers (2), Abia (2), and Ekiti (1).

Meanwhile, the NCDC has said that Nigerians stand the risk of increasing the rate of spreading the virus to their parents and the older population in the country if they fail to practice preventive behaviour.

“Do not put their lives in danger. #TakeResponsiblity to protect them –  observe physical distancing, wear a face mask, and wash your hands frequently,” it advised.

In another development, Russia recorded 6,736 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking its total to 681,251, the country’s coronavirus response centre said in a statement on Sunday.

The death toll rose by 134 to 10,161, while 450,750 people have recovered, including 3,871 over the last 24 hours, said the statement.

Moscow, the country’s worst-hit region, reported 650 newly-confirmed cases, taking its tally of infections to 224,860.

On Saturday, 280,347 people were still under medical observation, while more than 21 million virus tests have been conducted nationwide, Russia’s consumer rights and human well-being watchdog said on Sunday in a separate statement.

 

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