Nigeria has announced 575 new COVID-19 cases in the country as total infections from the virus rose to 33,153.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known on its official twitter handle on Monday.
The NCDC said the new confirmed cases on July 13 was 595, while four deaths were recorded across the country.
According to the NCDC, till date, 33,153 cases have been confirmed, 13,671 cases have been discharged and 744 deaths have been recorded in the 36 states and Federal Capital Territory.
It stated that the 594 new cases were reported from 20 states.
The NCDC stated that 156 of the new cases were reported in Lagos, 141 in Oyo, and 99 in the FCT.
Others were Edo (47), Kaduna (27), Ondo (22), Rivers (20), Osun (17), Imo (13), Plateau (10), Nasarawa (8), Anambra (8), Kano (5), Benue (5), Borno (5), Ogun (4), Taraba (3), Gombe (3), Kebbi (1) and Cross River (1).
The NCDC said Nigerians have a role to play in preventing the spread of COVID-19 by adhering to all preventive measures.
The agency added that Nigerians should also protect the vulnerable around them.
It said understanding the modes of transmission of a new virus was critical to defining response strategies.
The centre said increasing evidence suggested the possibility of airborne transmission of COVID-19 could not be ruled out yet.
It said: “Evidence on airborne transmission of COVID-19 reinforces need for strict adherence to preventive measures, such as avoidance of mass gatherings and the use of face masks.
“We will continue to adapt our guidelines as scientific evidence emerges.”