CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19): TREND IN CONFIRMED CASES

It seemed the world has taken to fate that covid-19 has come to stay as more countries continue to ease restrictions and allowing people to go about their normal daily activities. It has been a storm for healthcare system the world over even as the world continue to battle the effect of covid-19. With many vaccine trials going on, people can only hope that respite comes soon so that the fear and tension created by the global pandemic can at least ease off.

CORONAVIRUS CASES, SITUATION IN NUMBERS BY WHO
Globally, as of 1:55pm CEST, 1 June 2020, there have been 6,057,853 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 371,166 deaths, reported to WHO.

Cases by regions of the world
Americas  2,817,232 Confirmed Cases
Europe  2,159,791 Confirmed Cases
Eastern Mediterranean  520,137 Confirmed Cases
South-East Asia  272,512 Confirmed Cases
Western Pacific  183,198 Confirmed Cases
Africa  104,242 Confirmed Cases

Nigeria (Statistical facts from NCDC)
There were 307 new cases reported from 15 states as at 31st May 2020
Lagos 188
FCT 44
Ogun 19
Kaduna 14
Oyo 12
Bayelsa 9
Gombe 5
Kano 3
Delta 3
Imo 2
Rivers 2
Niger 2
Bauchi 2
Plateau 1
Kwara 1

As at 31st May 2020 there have been 10,162 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Nigeria by NCDC
Samples Tested 63,882
Confirmed cases 10,162
Active cases 6,868
Discharged 3,007
Deaths 287

Based on the above update, Nigeria case fatality rate is 2.8%
Of all the confirmed cases only 29.59% have recovered as at 31st May 2020
The aforementioned mortalities in Nigeria calls for inward reflections and all measures must be activated now to very much reduce the mortality and improve recovery

The breakdown of cases by states

States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Cases (on admission) No. Discharged No. of Deaths
Lagos 4,943 4,064 825 54
Kano 954 669 240 45
FCT 660 459 182 19
Katsina 364 282 68 14
Oyo 292 189 97 6
Edo 284 202 69 13
Ogun 278 120 149 9
Borno 271 78 167 26
Jigawa 270 130 135 5
Kaduna 258 93 157 8
Bauchi 238 10 220 8
Rivers 206 133 59 14
Gombe 161 33 122 6
Sokoto 116 6 96 14
Plateau 105 50 53 2
Kwara 88 50 37 1
Delta 83 58 17 8
Zamfara 76 0 71 5
Nasarawa 62 42 18 2
Yobe 52 21 24 7
Akwa Ibom 45 29 14 2
Osun 45 6 35 4
Ebonyi 40 32 8 0
Adamawa 38 14 20 4
Imo 36 22 14 0
Kebbi 33 0 29 4
Niger 32 22 9 1
Ondo 25 3 20 2
Bayelsa 21 13 7 1
Ekiti 20 2 16 2
Enugu 18 6 12 0
Taraba 18 8 10 0
Anambra 11 7 3 1
Abia 10 7 3 0
Benue 7 6 1 0
Kogi 2 2 0 0

COVID-19 is already at the level of community transmission and more people are testing positive as the days go. Aside more people being infected nationwide, the increasing number of confirmed cases are also due to increased number of testing centers.

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Warning – That the lockdown and other restrictions put in place earlier to curtail the spread of the infection across the country and globally are being eased off, doesn’t mean the infections are down and out, so continuous caution must be exhibited by all and safety must be our priority as we go about our daily activities.
This information is not to cause fear but to encourage all to be law abiding, keeping to the preventive measures as recommended by the health authorities.

Help Prevent Spread Of Coronavirus (COVID-19)
– Washing hands frequently with water and soap or using hand-sanitizer
– Maintaining social distancing (keeping a distance of 2 meters between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing);
– Avoid crowded places
– Avoiding touching eyes, nose and mouth;
– Correct and appropriate use of facemask when in public places and when attending to a sick person
– Following respiratory hygiene (covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze, then disposing of the used tissue immediately);
– Seeking medical care early if you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing; and
– Staying informed and following advice given by your health-care provider, national and local public health authority, or your employer on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19
– If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention. Contact your local health authority or Call NCDC toll free number 080097000010

Coronavirus disease is not a death sentence
Don’t stigmatize coronavirus patients
Stay safe, stay at home if you can
Spread the right message not the Virus
Remember, facts not fear

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