The Nigeria Centre for Disease Regulate (NCDC) has confirmed 501 new COVID-19 situations in the country.
The agency made the announcement on Saturday night.
Lagos recorded 195 new situations, while the federal capital territory (FCT) confirmed 50 new situations.
With the most up-to-date style, a total of 3,449 new COVID-19 situations, and 65 deaths were recorded in one week.
As of June 6, 2020, the country had confirmed a total of 12,233 situations, out of which 342 deaths had been recorded.
Nonetheless, as of Saturday, a total of 15,682 COVID-19 situations agree with now been confirmed in 35 states and the FCT, out of which 407 deaths agree with came about.
Within the period in-between, 210 new recoveries had been recorded on Saturday, increasing the assortment of persons discharged from 4,891 to 5,101.
When when in contrast with the figure for June 6, at which time 3,826 of us had recovered, it exhibits that a total of 1,275 of us had been discharged from isolation centres all by map of the country throughout the past week.
501 new situations of #COVID19
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— NCDC (@NCDCgov) June 13, 2020
As allotment of efforts to limit the unfold of the coronavirus, the NCDC has outlined measures to enhance contact tracing, in accordance with the contemporary guidelines by the World Effectively being Organisation (WHO).
In its drawl file for June 12 released earlier on Saturday, the agency highlighted various ways it plans to enhance contact tracing, in conjunction with that the skills from earlier outbreaks such as Lassa fever and Ebola will attend to take care of the difficulty in Nigeria.
“Now we agree with identified innovative ways to answer to the challenges of information assortment and stigmatisation associated to contact tracing in Nigeria. We are generating a recount dashboard that might well agree with key efficiency indicators to attend identify where true intervention will be essential,” it read.
“We are increasing our possibility communications effort to counter false news and appropriate misinformation. We are also working with our companions to originate essential logistics for contact tracing and coaching of community contact tracers.
“There might be diminutive doubt that the usage of contact tracing and other efforts will form the long term of outbreak response in Nigeria. Our commitment is to enhance states to enhance their capacity for contact tracing for COVID-19 and other disease outbreaks.”
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