The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) a public health institute saddled with the responsibility to protect Nigerians from the impact of communicable diseases of public health significance, amongst other responsibilities has relentlessly been up and doing in their quest to ensure an appropriate response to the control of COVID-19 virus.
Since February 28th when the first case of COVID-19 was first reported in Nigeria
Total number of samples tested 256,038
Number of confirmed cases 39,539
Number of discharged cases 16,559
Number of deaths 845
Number of active cases 22,135
Case fatality rate as at 24th July 2020 is 2.1%
Percentage of discharge cases as at 24th July 2020 is approximately 41.9%
On the 24th of July 2020, 591 new confirmed cases and 12 deaths were recorded in Nigeria
Akwa Ibom 12
Below is the comprehensive data showing, number of confirmed cases, those discharged and number of deaths by each state of the federation with Lagos state, Federal Capital Territory, Oyo state, Edo, Rivers, Delta, Kano, Kaduna, Ogun and Ondo state leading in a decreasing order respectively.
|States Affected||No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed)||No. of Cases (on admission)||No. Discharged||No. of Deaths|
The above data shows that COVID-19 is still very much on the increase although many people are still in doubt of its existence and those who truly believe or may have been affected at one time or the other are beginning to relent as they presumably get used to the term COVID-19.
This means that people are showing lackluster towards COVID-19 and are thus not keeping to the safety measures that are of great importance in the prevention of the virus spread
Although the number of confirmed cases continues to rise nationwide, the number of discharged cases are however encouraging. But for the mortalities, it is 100% pain and grief for the families and close relative of the deceased and a loss to the country.
Hence, we must continually keep to safety rules like wearing of facemasks especially in the public places, avoiding of crowded places, keeping social/physical distancing, regular hand washing or use of alcohol-based hand sanitizer, and then seek medical help early enough if you feel unwell