The Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported zero COVID-19-related death for the ninth consecutive days as the nation’s fatality toll remains 2,061. This was disclosed by NCDC on its Twitter official handle on Tuesday.
According to reports Nigeria last registered a COVID-19-related death on April 11. It said that aside from April 11, the number of reported deaths in week 14, which was April 6th, was two from two states. NCDC said it has conducted 1,870,915 COVID-19 tests since Feb. 27, 2020, adding that 120 infections were registered as of Tuesday, bringing the cumulative number of cases to 164,423.
The agency announced that another 22 people recovered from the virus in the last 24 hours, adding that cumulatively, 154,406 COVID-19 recoveries had been reported since Feb. 27, 2020.
NCDC said it had continued to lead the national public health response to ensure that Nigerians were protected from the virus since the first case of the disease was confirmed in the country.
It added that there is an initiative that will result in scaled-up testing nationwide and an efficient process in testing inbound and outbound travellers as they are mandated to test via private facilities, this is in line with the national mandatory quarantine protocols and procedures.
NCDC, however, urged Nigerians to ensure strict compliance with all recommended COVID-19 protocols, including travel guidelines.