COVID-19 Update: It’s Now Official, C-River Loses ‘Virus Free’ Status

  • State reports 5 confirmed cases

  • NCDC records 575 new infections

  • Nigeria’s tally now 29,286

  • Fatality toll rises to 654 deaths

BY VICTOR OSOWOCHI, ABUJA – After weeks of disputatious engagements, Cross River State has officially lost its prized COVID-19 free status on a day that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed 575 new infections across the country.

With reports of five (5) confirmed cases as earlier disclosed by the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH) on Friday, July 3, 2020, the NCDC said Nigeria’s tally currently stands at 29,286 cases.

According to statistics captured on NCDC’s official website late on Monday night, Cross River was reported as one new State with a confirmed case in the last 24 hours.

In confirming the infections reported from the South South State; the NCDC said; “One new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.”

The Centre also stated that nine new fatalities were recorded on Monday, July 6, 2020 which now brings the figure nationwide to 654 deaths.

Offering further updates on the virus, the NCDC said; “On the 6th of July 2020, 575 new confirmed cases and 9 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.”

In addition, it stated thus: “Till date, 29286 cases have been confirmed, 11828 cases have been discharged and 654 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).”

Of the 575 new cases reported from 20 states across the country, the figures indicated the following: Lagos – (123), FCT – (100), Delta – (58), Edo – (52), Ogun – (42), Katsina – (24), Bayelsa – (23) and Rivers – (22).

The list also include: Borno – (19), Plateau – (18), Ondo – (18), Oyo – (17), Kwara – (15), Osun – (13), Enugu – (9), Nasarawa – (7), Abia – (6), Cross River – (5), Kaduna – (3) and Ekiti – (1)

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A breakdown of cases by state can be found via #TakeResponsibility

575 new cases of COVID19Nigeria;
Cross River-5
29,286 confirmed
11,828 discharged
654 deaths

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How to protect yourself and loved ones from zoonotic diseases:
✅Always wash your hands thoroughly after being around animals
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✅avoid consuming infected animal products
✅Practice proper environmental hygiene#WorldZoonosesDay

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Who is at a higher risk of serious illness from zoonotic diseases?
☑Children under the age of 5
☑Adults older than 65 years
☑People with weakened immune systems
☑Pregnant women#WorldZoonosesDay

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How do germs spread between animals and humans?
☑Direct/indirect contact
☑Vector bourne transmission
☑Food bourne transmission
☑Water bourne transmission#WorldZoonosesDay

Examples of zoonotic diseases:
LASSA FEVER transmitted by rats
MONKEYPOX transmitted by mammals including monkeys, squirrels & mice
AVIAN INFLUENZA transmitted by birds
RABIES transmitted by dogs#WorldZoonosesDay

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A zoonosis is an infectious disease that is transmitted from animals to humans or from humans to animals
This #WorldZoonosesDay, we are reminded of how human & animal health are linked & the importance of taking a One Health approach in infectious disease preparedness & response

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“If you feel exposed to a case, or notice known symptoms of #COVID19, please call your state helpline immediately to get tested.
We urge the public to refrain from prank calls to ensure those who need help get required attention”
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