CORONAVIRUS DISEASE(COVID-19) CASES CONTINUE TO RISE IN NIGERIA

In Nigeria, from Feb 28 when the first case of COVID-19 was first recorded to 20 June 2020, there has been 19,808 confirmed cases with 506 deaths. more states are begining to record increasing number of cases with Lagos, Abuja, Kano, Rivers, Oyo, and Edo having the highest number of cases.

On June 20th 2020, about 661 new cases of COVID-19 was reported by the NCDC. The new cases are from the states below;
Lagos       230
Rivers       127
Delta         83
FCT            60
Oyo            51
Edo            31
Bayelsa     27
Kaduna     25
Plateau     13
Ondo          6
Nasarawa  3
Ekiti            2
Kano           2
Borno         1

This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 19,808
6,718 has been discharged
506 deaths recorded

From the above, it means that 33.9% has recovered, while about 2.55% has died so far from COVID-19.

Total number of confirmed cases based on state distribution is as seen the the table below

Confirmed Cases by State

 

States Affected

No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Cases (on admission) No. Discharged No. of Deaths
Lagos 8,407 6,848 1,436 123
FCT 1,549 1,046 475 28
Kano 1,184 422 712 50
Rivers 866 480 356 30
Oyo 860 569 282 9
Edo 779 587 161 31
Ogun 623 250 358 15
Kaduna 552 256 286 10
Delta 501 360 124 17
Borno 466 82 353 31
Gombe 451 211 226 14
Bauchi 447 114 322 11
Katsina 426 171 233 22
Jigawa 317 120 191 6
Ebonyi 234 97 137 0
Abia 221 125 93 3
Plateau 220 101 114 5
Imo 205 181 21 3
Nasarawa 184 90 88 6
Kwara 180 52 122 6
Bayelsa 155 117 29 9
Sokoto 135 6 115 14
Ondo 134 76 42 16
Enugu 126 92 29 5
Zamfara 76 0 71 5
Kebbi 67 21 40 6
Anambra 66 6 51 9
Niger 66 31 33 2
Akwa Ibom 65 23 40 2
Yobe 56 3 45 8
Osun 54 4 46 4
Adamawa 42 1 37 4
Benue 39 27 12 0
Ekiti 34 4 28 2
Taraba 18 8 10 0
Kogi 3 3 0 0

Help protect yourself and others from the spread of COVID-19

With the increasing number of cases, it means that more people are at increased risk than ever before at contracting the illness. You can reduce your chances of being infected or spreading COVID-19 by taking some simple precautions as outlined by the WHO.

  • Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
  • Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and others. Why? When someone coughs, sneezes, or speaks they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person has the disease.
  • Avoid going to crowded places. Why? Where people come together in crowds, you are more likely to come into close contact with someone that has COIVD-19 and it is more difficult to maintain physical distance of 1 metre (3 feet).
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth. Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and infect you.
  • Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately and wash your hands. Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene, you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.
  • Stay home and self-isolate even with minor symptoms such as cough, headache, mild fever, until you recover. Have someone bring you supplies. If you need to leave your house, wear a mask to avoid infecting others. Why? Avoiding contact with others will protect them from possible COVID-19 and other viruses.
  • If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention, but call by telephone in advance if possible and follow the directions of your local health authority. Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.
  • Keep up to date on the latest information from trusted sources, such as WHO or your local and national health authorities. Why? Local and national authorities are best placed to advise on what people in your area should be doing to protect themselves.

TOGETHER WE CAN WIN THIS FIGHT AGAINST CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

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