NCDC confirms 125 new cases of COVID-19

Aisha John-Mark, Abuja


Nigeria has recorded 125 new cases of COVID-19 across the country.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced this in its daily update on the virus.

In the agency’s latest update, the cases were reported in 10 states of the federation.

It says: Today’s report includes 45 cases reported in FCT are for 16th (27) and 17th (18) October 2021, 5 discharges reported in FCT are for 16th (5) and 17th (0) October 2021.”

 FCT takes the lead with 45 new cases, Kaduna (34), Rivers (11), Lagos (10), Osun (10), Oyo (9), Jigawa (2), Edo (2), Kano (2), Plateau (1).

Overall, 209,298 cases have been confirmed, 197,143 discharged and 2,837 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

Meanwhile, NCDC announced that it has launched The National Manual on Infection Prevention and Control (IPC).

This is in line with our priority to ensure that Nigerians receive safe care and health-care workers are protected as they provide care.

The new manual is available to the general public on the NCDC website but also targeted at health care workers to reduce the risk of transmission of infectious diseases while administering health care.

It contains guidelines on how to establish IPC programmes, implement standard and transmission-based precautions, how to apply administrative controls in IPC and other essential aspects of infection control in health-care, NCDC announced.


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