COVID-19: Nigeria Records 132 New Cases, Total Infections Now 56,388
56388 cases have been confirmed, 44337 cases have been discharged and 1083 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory according to the NCDC.
Nigeria has recorded 132 new cases of the Coronavirus.
The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this on Monday night via its official Twitter handle.
NCDC tweeted: "On the 14th of September 2020, 132 new confirmed cases and 1 death were recorded in Nigeria.
"Till date, 56388 cases have been confirmed, 44337 cases have been discharged and 1083 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
The 132 new cases are reported from 11 states- Lagos (52), Gombe (27), Plateau (17), Kwara (10), Enugu (9), Ogun (9), Katsina (3), Ekiti (2), Bauchi (1), Osun (1), Rivers (1).
The new cases now bring the number of confirmed infections in the country to 56,388.
Meanwhile, the presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19 has advised Nigerians not to take the declining figures on the daily case count for granted, as prevention is still the best option since there’s no globally certified vaccine yet.
Speaking at a media briefing on Monday, Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF) and chairman of the PTF, said an approved vaccine may not be available till 2021, according to The Cable.
He said: “What the world still awaits is the arrival of an effective vaccine. The presidential task force updated you last week about the progress made with the candidate vaccines and the phases of the trials. We also assured you that Nigeria would not be left out when eventually access is needed for a safe and effective vaccine certified by global public health authorities."
“Given this timeline, however, we do not expect vaccines to be available for countries probably till the second half of 2021.
“What this means is that we need to do more than ever before, adhere to the prescribed non-pharmaceutical interventions, and diligently avoid contracting the virus.