COVID-19: Nigeria passes 20,000 mark, records 436 new cases

Nigeria’s Coronavirus cases continues to rise as the country recorded 436 new infections on Sunday, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 20,244.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced this through its official Twitter handle.

NCDC said that the 436 new confirmed cases were from 19 states.

Lagos remains the epicenter of the disease, recording the highest number of cases with 169 new cases and Oyo was second with 52 new infections.

Amongst others were Plateau – 31, Imo – 29, Kaduna – 28, Ogun – 23, FCT – 18, Enugu – 18, Bauchi – 17, Bayelsa – 14, Rivers – 8, Osun – 6, Kano – 6, Edo – 5, Benue – 5, Adamawa – 3, Borno – 2, Abia – 1, Ekiti – 1.

Meanwhile, the NCDC has said a sudden loss of taste and smell with fever, headache or runny nose might be COVID-19.

It called on Nigerians not to ignore these symptoms, adding that they should call their state hotline immediately to arrange for a test.

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