COVID-19 CASES IN NIGERIA; RECENT TREND

It has been over seven (7) months since the first incident of COVID-19 was detected in Nigeria and the country has done relatively well or perhaps has been lucky enough to have managed the situation properly.

Although there are still new cases recorded daily, however, the trend of the disease has deep down very much or should we say the number of testing done has plummeted. Whichever the case, it is obvious that the disease has not thrived In Nigeria or Africa compared to other parts of the world, say the US, UK, Brazil, India, and many more

UPDATE ON COVID-19 CASES IN NIGERIA

On the 11th of October 2020, 163 new confirmed cases were recorded in Nigeria

Since the first case on 28th February, 60266 cases have been confirmed, 51735 cases have been discharged and 1115 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory

The 163 new cases were reported from 12 states as of 11th October 2020

Lagos         113

Kaduna      21

Osun            8

Ondo           5

Oyo             5

Ogun           3

Bayelsa       2

Taraba         2

Edo              1

FCT             1

Katsina        1

Plateau         1

 

COVID-19 DISTRIBUTION IN NIGERIA BY STATES

Following the above, the distribution of the total number of cases, number of discharge, active cases, and deaths in Nigeria so far are as seen in the table below

States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Cases (on admission) No. Discharged No. of Deaths
Lagos 20,022 4,568 15,250 204
FCT 5,806 500 5,227 79
Plateau 3,537 506 2,998 33
Oyo 3,304 711 2,553 40
Rivers 2,661 106 2,496 59
Edo 2,636 26 2,503 107
Kaduna 2,508 80 2,387 41
Ogun 1,939 170 1,741 28
Delta 1,803 17 1,737 49
Kano 1,740 11 1,675 54
Ondo 1,643 62 1,545 36
Enugu 1,289 102 1,166 21
Kwara 1,050 43 982 25
Ebonyi 1,042 4 1,008 30
Osun 903 64 821 18
Abia 898 18 872 8
Katsina 895 2 869 24
Gombe 883 111 747 25
Borno 745 4 705 36
Bauchi 710 9 687 14
Imo 583 20 551 12
Benue 482 59 413 10
Nasarawa 469 131 325 13
Bayelsa 403 6 376 21
Jigawa 325 6 308 11
Ekiti 323 5 312 6
Akwa Ibom 295 9 278 8
Niger 261 7 242 12
Anambra 250 12 219 19
Adamawa 248 23 208 17
Sokoto 162 0 145 17
Taraba 108 13 89 6
Kebbi 93 1 84 8
Cross River 87 4 74 9
Zamfara 79 1 73 5
Yobe 79 5 66 8
Kogi 5 0 3 2

 

WAY FORWARD

The reduction in the number of cases as seen in recent time, though encouraging, should not call for laxity but a continual vigilance and more proactive measures to ensure it continually stays down

It is important to continue observing the safety measures such as wearing a nose mask, regular washing of hands, or use of hand sanitizer, avoiding crowded places, physical distancing as much as possible. Do not forget to call your doctor if you have any symptoms suggestive of COVID-19.

TOGETHER WE KEEP WINNING OVER COVID-19

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