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
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
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|
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.
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