216 new cases of coronavirus infections have been reported by Nigeria. This brings the total number of confirmed case in the country to 6,175.
This was made known on Monday by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
The country also recorded 9 coronavirus-related deaths in the country. This bring the total number of deaths to 191.
The NCDC said most of the deaths recorded from COVID-19 were cases with other underlying illnesses known as co-morbidities.
The NCDC advised citizens to trust health authorities and take responsibility to control the outbreak.
The NCDC also advised citizens to call their state hotline if they notice known COVID19 symptoms.
The 216 new cases were reported from 15 states as follows: Lagos (74), Katsina (33), Oyo (19), Kano (17), Edo (13), Zamfara (10), Ogun (8), Borno (8), Gombe (8), Bauchi(7), Kwara (7), FCT (4), Kaduna (3), Enugu (3), Rivers (2).
No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.
The NCDC said: “Till date, 6,175 cases have been confirmed, 4,340 Active Cases, 1,644 cases have been discharged and 191 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
“Respect, privacy and confidentiality are some of the values the agency maintain as a public health institute when responding to infectious disease outbreaks.
“We‘re grateful to our colleagues working hard in treatment centres across the country to manage COVID-19 patients to recovery.
“As part of our efforts to reduce the risk of health workers’ infection, we have continued to conduct Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) trainings in states across the country.
“We expect that trainees would transfer these skills to other health workers in their facilities to ensure optimal IPC practices.
“Just because states are easing their restrictions does not mean COVID-19 is gone.
“Consequently, Nigerians need to keep moving forward not backwards, and the people should stay at home as much as possible and wear a face covering.
“We also urge the people to maintain distance from others, wash hands regularly and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.”