Nigeria COVID-19 cases has jumped to 30,249 cases as it recorded 460  cases on Wednesday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced on on its official twitter handle .

The NCDC said that as at July 8 new confirmed cases was 460 with 15 deaths recorded, while no new state had reported a case in the last 24 hours.

The NCDC said that the 460 new cases were  reported from 21 states:

Lagos (150); Rivers (49); Oyo (43); Delta (38); FCT (26); Anambra (20); Kano (20); Plateau (18); Edo (14); Bayelsa (13); Enugu (13); Osun (12); Kwara (10); Borno (8); Ogun (7); Kaduna (6); Imo (4); Bauchi (3); Gombe (3); Niger (2) and Adamawa (1).

The NCDC said that COVID-19 was severe in persons who were over 50 years old and  those living with Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs.) such as diabetes, hypertension  and asthma.

“Families  and communities should continue to #TakeResponsibility and support their members who have COVID-19 especially the vulnerable,” it stated.

It advised that Nigerians should continue to protect themselves and others by observing physical distancing , wearing face masks and washing hands frequently.

The NCDC said that in the absence of a vaccine, compliance with Infection Prevention and Control  (IPC) measures remains the most effective intervention to control the COVID-19 pandemics.

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