Nigeria has recorded 193 fresh COVID-19 cases in 14 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced on Thursday night.
With this Nigeria has crossed the 5,000 mark as the total number of infections is now 5,162.
A total of 110 recoveries were recorded, increasing the figure from 1,070 to 1,180, while fatalities increased from 164 to 170. the NCDC said.
The infection has already spread to 34 states and the FCT.
On Thursday, Chikwe Ihekweazu, NCDC director-general, urged Nigerians, during the daily briefing of the presidential task force on COVID-19, that with the rate of transmission, they have to learn to live with the virus.
He said, “I think it’s become clear to all of us that we will have to learn to live with this virus for some time to come, and living with it means not only saving lives from the virus, but saving lives from all the other things that afflict us.”