COVID-19 Update in Nigeria

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

Oyo             191

Lagos          168

FCT                61

Ondo            29

Osun             26

Ebonyi          24

Edo                23

Ogun             14

Rivers            13

Akwa Ibom   12

Kaduna         10

Katsina           6

Borno             4

Ekiti                3

Delta              3

Imo                 3

Niger             1

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
Lagos 14,177 11,898 2,087 192
FCT 3,437 2,390 1,006 41
Oyo 2,497 1,325 1,148 24
Edo 2,128 696 1,360 72
Rivers 1,600 469 1,081 50
Delta 1,456 782 634 40
Kano 1,452 209 1,190 53
Kaduna 1,299 293 994 12
Ogun 1,241 245 973 23
Ondo 1,030 760 248 22
Plateau 780 331 430 19
Ebonyi 748 148 577 23
Enugu 726 284 425 17
Katsina 723 259 441 23
Kwara 707 489 202 16
Borno 609 52 522 35
Gombe 558 14 521 23
Bauchi 535 14 508 13
Abia 527 132 391 4
Imo 465 348 108 9
Osun 420 215 195 10
Bayelsa 326 79 226 21
Jigawa 322 3 308 11
Benue 294 235 53 6
Nasarawa 292 171 113 8
Akwa Ibom 208 80 121 7
Niger 167 25 133 9
Sokoto 153 0 137 16
Anambra 132 45 75 12
Adamawa 115 21 85 9
Ekiti 91 42 47 2
Kebbi 90 4 79 7
Zamfara 77 1 71 5
Yobe 64 3 53 8
Taraba 54 43 11 0
Cross River 34 30 3 1
Kogi 5 0 3 2

 

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

 

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