CORONAVIRUS (COVID19) CASES IN NIGERIA – THE TREND

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Coronavirus cases in Nigeria has continuously increase as more testing centers are opened and more people get tested across the country

Few weeks after government ease of the lockdown in major cities in Nigerian and people going about their normal activities, people can only hope that the increasing number of cases does not force government to revert back to the lockdown and other restrictive measures.

So far, since the first case of coronavirus was recorded in Nigeria in the last week of February, the data below captures the number of samples tested, number tested positive, active cases, number of discharge and the number of death record from COVID-19

Sample tested   –  78,244

Confirmed cases  – 12,486

Active cases    –     8,173

Discharged cases  – 3,959

Number of deaths  –  354

From the above statistics, it means that only about 31.7% has recovered while 2.8% of confired cases has died in Nigeria

On the 7th of June 2020, 260 new confirmed cases and 12 deaths were recorded in Nigeria

Till date, 12486 cases have been confirmed, 3959 cases have been discharged and 354 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory

The 260 new cases are reported from 19 states

Abia            67

FCT            40

Lagos         38

Ogun         19

Gombe      16

Edo           14

Imo             9

Kwara         8

Katsina       8

Nasarawa    8

Borno          8

Kaduna       6

Bauchi        5

Ekiti            4

Niger           2

Ondo           2

Plateau        2

Kano           2

Sokoto        2

 

COVID-19 case statistics base on states in Nigeria as at 7th June 2020, shows that Lagos is still leading with a total of 5,767 confirmed cases, 4756 active cases, 944 discharged and 67 deaths.  Closely following Lagos is Kano with a total of 999 confirmed cases, 501 active cases, 450 discharge and 48 deaths.

For the State with the least case, Kogi has 3 confirmed case, no discharge yet, no death, Benue State has 13 confirmed cases, 12 active cases, 1 discharge and no death.

However, there are suggestions that many states are not testing at all or not testing enough and that holds very true considering the loose inter-state borders despite the inter-state lockdown imposed by the government.

While the world keep hoping for a possible vaccine soon, the task rest not only on government at various levels but also on individuals to ensure adequate safety and preventive measures are continuously observe

Number of COVID19 cases based on states in NIgeria

States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Cases (on admission) No. Discharged No. of Deaths
Lagos 5,767 4,756 944 67
Kano 999 501 450 48
FCT 952 664 265 23
Edo 401 268 109 24
Katsina 395 176 199 20
Oyo 365 246 112 7
Borno 356 142 188 26
Ogun 355 156 186 13
Kaduna 343 127 206 10
Rivers 332 175 136 21
Bauchi 291 58 224 9
Jigawa 283 125 153 5
Gombe 217 72 135 10
Delta 148 105 35 8
Kwara 135 89 45 1
Sokoto 129 14 101 14
Plateau 115 29 84 2
Nasarawa 112 76 31 5
Ebonyi 103 78 25 0
Abia 83 76 7 0
Zamfara 76 0 71 5
Imo 68 49 19 0
Yobe 52 20 25 7
Osun 49 7 38 4
Akwa Ibom 45 29 14 2
Niger 44 17 26 1
Adamawa 42 11 27 4
Ondo 42 14 21 7
Kebbi 35 2 29 4
Enugu 30 15 14 1
Bayelsa 30 19 8 3
Anambra 29 25 3 1
Ekiti 29 9 18 2
Taraba 18 8 10 0
Benue 13 12 1 0
Kogi 3 3 0 0

 

As everyone continue to hope for a better remedy and therapy, NCDC reiterated that cases are being managed based on the symptoms, complications & other conditions they present on admission or develop during treatment while their immune system fights the virus.

NCDC has continuously through its messages on social media and test messages admonish all to keep adhering to preventive measures such as wearing of facemask, hand washing with soap and water, use of alcohol based hand sanitizer, maintaining of physical distancing of at least 1meter between one another, avoidance of crowded places, etc

Remember coronavirus code named COVID-19 is real, stay safe, stay healthy.

FACTS, NOT FEAR…COVID-19 IS NOT A DEATH SENTENCE

 

 

 

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