The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, disclosed on Monday, October 12, 2020, that Nigeria has recorded 164 more COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours.
In its latest update, the health agency said the new cases were recorded in Lagos, the FCT and 13 other states of the country.
While Lagos remains the epicentre of the virus with 64 new cases and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, recorded 26 infections.
The other states with fresh infections include Enugu – 20, Kaduna and Oyo – 11, Plateau – 8, Ondo – 7, Anambra – 4, Nasarawa and Osun – 3, Ebonyi and Imo – 2, Benue, Katsina and Ogun – 1.
With the new infections, the number of cases in the country is now at 60,430 with 51,943 persons successfully treated and discharged.
However, the death toll still stands at 1,115.
The PTF Coordinator, Dr Sani Aliyu, while briefing reporters on Monday called for the protection of young people especially as schools resume after months of shutdown occasioned by COVID-19 in the country.
“We must also take responsibility to minimise the risk of transmission, protect our young people and their families for the schools to be able to operate effectively,” he said.
“Each of us has their own part to play. It is definitely time for Nigeria to get moving and in this regard, we have to support our students.
“We also have to protect our schools because by protecting our schools and educational system, we also protect our future.”