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Nigeria records 155 fresh infections of coronavirus, deaths toll hit 1,167

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The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) has disclosed that the country has recorded 155 new infections of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The Federal health agency made this intimation via  its verified website on Sunday.T

With this development, the total number of cases in the country has risen to 66,383.

The new infections are  from 11 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The figures were: Lagos-60, Katsina-37 and Kaduna-35.

Others were; Ogun-4, Edo-3, Kwara-3, Rivers-2, Kano-2, Jigawa-1, Oyo-1 and Taraba-1, while the FCT recorded 6 cases.

NCDC added that  66,383 cases have been confirmed so far while 62,076 cases have been discharged with 1,167 deaths recorded so far.

The agency also warned against using antibiotics to treat COVID-19, saying that antibiotics only cure bacterial infections, not viruses.

“Misusing or overusing medication leads to drug resistance. COVID-19 is caused by a virus not bacteria.

“Antibiotics should only be used in the treatment of bacterial infections as prescribed by a physician.

“Misuse of antibiotics could make the bacteria resistant to them and infections harder to cure,” it advised.