As NCDC remembers Dr Stella Ameyo Adadevoh
Death toll now 985
BY VICTOR OSOWOCHI, ABUJA – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) late on Wednesday night reported 593 new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases as the countrywide infection figures jumped over 50,000 mark.
This figure is the highest daily record of new cases in the month of August, even as Plateau state led others with 186 positive samples with Lagos reporting 172 cases.
The announcement also came on a day the NCDC took to its official twitter handle to remember and celebrate late Dr Stella Ameyo Adadevoh who died during the 2014 Ebola outbreak in Nigeria
“Today, we remember Dr. Stella Ameyo Adadevoh for her bravery & leadership during Nigeria’s 2014 #Ebola outbreak
“I’m very proud of @drasatrust’s work especially in training health workers to protect themselves against infectious diseases.
We’ll never forget”, the NCDC Director General, Chikwe Ihekweazu tweeted.
With the 593 new cases, Nigeria’s total number of confirmed cases has now risen to 50,488 while the four deaths recorded in the last 24 hours took the fatality figure nationwide to 985 deaths
According to the NCDC’s highlights for the daily reportage showed that; “On the 19th of August 2020, 593 new confirmed cases and four (4) deaths were recorded in Nigeria”
The Centre also stated that of the 593 new cases reported from 16 states of the federation, the breakdown shows thus: Plateau – (186), Lagos – (172), FCT – (62), Oyo – (27), Delta – (25), Rivers – (20), Ondo – (19) and Edo – (18)
Others listed in the daily chart include: Kaduna – (17), Enugu – (12), Akwa Ibom – (10), Ogun – (7), Abia- (6), Gombe – (6), Kano – (3) and Osun – (3)
“Till date, 50,488 cases have been confirmed, 37,304 cases have been discharged and 985 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory”, the NCDC said
Ameyo Adadevoh was a Nigerian physician credited with having curbed the wider spread of the Ebola virus in Nigeria by placing the patient zero, Patrick Sawyer, in quarantine despite pressure from the Liberian government.
Stella, who was born on October 27, 1956 in Lagos, died on August 19, 2014 following complications arising from the Ebola infection
Replying to @NCDCgov
A breakdown of cases by state can be found via http://covid19.ncdc.gov.ng #TakeResponsibility
Today, we concluded an assessment of public health emergency operations centers (PHEOC) in Lagos, Bauchi, Osun, Edo, and Delta States for optimisation.
In line with our mandate, we remain committed to strengthen sub-national capacity to manage infectious disease outbreaks.
593 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
NCDC Retweeted – Chikwe Ihekweazu
Today, we remember Dr. Stella Ameyo Adadevoh for her bravery & leadership during Nigeria’s 2014 #Ebola outbreak
I’m very proud of @drasatrust’s work especially in training health workers to protect themselves against infectious diseases
We’ll never forget
In Kano, our rapid response team engaged with the district head of Ungogo LGA. Community leaders are major stakeholders & critical to strengthening risk communication in the community.
The RRT’s also met at Kwanar Dawaki to discuss data quality completeness & major deliverables.
NCDC Retweeted – Chikwe Ihekweazu
Great to see “Infection Prevention & Control” becoming mainstream in our hospitals. Great work by @ubthng! https://twitter.com/ubthng/status/1296075366440882176