With 155 fresh coronavirus cases, the coronavirus tally in Nigeria on Monday, September 7, 2020, climbed to 55,160, including 43,231 discharge, and 1,061 deaths. At least four fatalities were recorded in the last 24 hours, NCDC said.
Lagos recorded the highest number of new cases with 42, followed by Plateau with 25, Rivers with 16, Ebonyi with 10, and nine each in Abia, Ogun, and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
Other states that recorded new cases are Osun (7), Katsina (6), Kaduna (6), Ekiti (4), Taraba (4), Edo (3), Anambra (2), Akwa Ibom (2), and Kano (1).
218 patients were also discharged after recovered from the novel disease were discharged on Monday, however the total number of active cases now stood at 10868.
In another news, The World Health Organisation (WHO) director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has called on countries to invest in public health as COVID-19 will not be the last pandemic.
Speaking at a news briefing in Geneva, Tedros asserted,”History teaches us that outbreaks and pandemics are a fact of life. But when the next pandemic comes, the world must be ready – more ready than it was this time.”
His statement comes as the overall number of global coronavirus cases surpassed the 27 million mark–27,002,224 to be specific, while the deaths have increased to over 882,000.
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