• FCT, Oyo place 2nd, 3rd

  • Committee on COVID-19 protocols’ compliance by worship centres on ground

BY VICTOR OSOWOCHI – Despite losing out in reporting the highest daily figures of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in recent days, Lagos State still maintains an unassailable lead on the overall infection chart countrywide.

As at late on Friday, August 7, 2020, the State’s tally stood at 15,697 laboratory confirmed cases with 2,386 patients on admission; 13,119 discharged cases and 192 deaths.

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) is next on line with 4,301 confirmed cases; 3,019 on admission; 1,237 discharged cases; and 45 deaths.

In third place is Oyo State with 2,843 confirmed cases; 1,410 on admission; 1,402 discharged; and 31 deaths.

Meanwhile, the Lagos state government has constituted a Monitoring and Compliance Committee to ensure worship centres comply with the COVID-19 protocols, as they open for services.

This was disclosed by the Commissioner for Home Affairs, Prince Anofiu Elegushi on Friday, via the state government’s Twitter handle.

The Committee is to visit various worship centres across the State to ensure their strict compliance to COVID-19 protocols.

Following its relaxation of the lockdown on places of worship, the Lagos State government listed some of the precautionary measures and protocols to be observed as:
* Only regular services/gatherings are permitted to hold. Night vigils and other non-regular programmes remain prohibited until further notice;
* Attendees above 65 years are strongly discouraged from attending worship services;
* Consider holding services and gatherings in large, well-ventilated areas or outdoors, as circumstances and faith tradition allow; and
* No face mask, no entry policy, must be maintained throughout the duration of the services.

COVID-19 NIGERIA

Samples Tested

310,729

Confirmed Cases

45,687

Active Cases

12,114

Discharged Cases

32,637

Death

936

Confirmed Cases by State

States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Cases (on admission) No. Discharged No. of Deaths
Lagos 15,697 2,386 13,119 192
FCT 4,301 3,019 1,237 45
Oyo 2,843 1,410 1,402 31
Edo 2,367 186 2,085 96
Rivers 1,938 276 1,609 53
Kano 1,609 252 1,303 54
Delta 1,557 110 1,404 43
Kaduna 1,550 186 1,352 12
Ogun 1,430 187 1,219 24
Plateau 1,397 748 629 20
Ondo 1,278 597 654 27
Enugu 880 377 485 18
Ebonyi 838 19 793 26
Kwara 826 462 343 21
Katsina 746 265 457 24
Borno 652 48 569 35
Gombe 626 73 530 23
Abia 625 103 517 5
Osun 605 263 329 13
Bauchi 576 36 526 14
Imo 476 318 148 10
Nasarawa 367 136 223 8
Benue 356 285 64 7
Bayelsa 346 22 303 21
Jigawa 322 3 308 11
Akwa Ibom 234 55 171 8
Niger 226 49 165 12
Adamawa 185 87 86 12
Ekiti 159 81 76 2
Sokoto 154 0 138 16
Anambra 142 41 83 18
Kebbi 90 0 82 8
Zamfara 77 1 71 5
Taraba 72 13 55 4
Cross River 68 18 42 8
Yobe 67 2 57 8
Kogi 5 0 3 2

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