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
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|
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