BY VICTOR OSOWOCHI, ABUJA – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 124 new cases of COVID-19 in the country, as confirmed figures rose to 54,587 late on Thursday night.

However, the Centre had to make quick adjustments on its reporting chart after acknowledging that it erroneously inputted one (1) additional confirmed case in the day’s overall summary.

The NCDC said on its verified Twitter handle @NCDCgov that the error was corrected from the earlier reported 125 new infections and total of 54,588 cases.

“On the 3rd of September 2020, we erroneously reported 1 additional confirmed case in our summary.

“The new confirmed cases are 124 and the total is 54,587. We apologise for this error and remain committed to ensuring transparent and accurate reporting of test results”, the NCDC said

This is as the Centre also reaffirmed that a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, continues to coordinate the national response activities.

On highlights of events in the last 24 hours, NCDC stated that: “On the 3rd of September 2020, 124 new confirmed cases and 21 deaths were recorded in Nigeria

“Till date, 54,587 cases have been confirmed, 42,627 cases have been discharged and 1,048 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.”

It stated that of the 124 new cases reported from 13 states of the federation, the breakdown showed Lagos with (42), FCT – (25), Katsina – (14), Kaduna – (11), and Kwara – (8).

Other states that appeared on the daily infection chart are: Ondo – (7), Delta – (4), Anambra – (3) Oyo – (3), Edo – (2), Ogun – (2), Osun – (2) and Cross River – (1)

Tweets by ‎@NCDCgov

Replying to @NCDCgov
The deaths today include 20 deaths in Kaduna State recorded in the past month as reported by @contactkdsg.
A breakdown of cases by state can be found via http://covid19.ncdc.gov.ng #TakeResponsibility


Replying to @NCDCgov
On the 3rd of September 2020, we erroneously reported 1 additional confirmed case in our summary. The new confirmed cases are 124 and the total is 54,587.
We apologise for this error and remain committed to ensuring transparent and accurate reporting of test results.


Replying to @NCDCgov
Participants were also trained on Biosafety Audit using Strengthening Laboratory Biosafety Program (SLBP) checklist & mitigation, risk assessment of lab workflow, proper use of PPE, good microbiological practice, proper use of biosafety cabinet, decontamination & waste management

Participants after a training session


Today, the #NCDCTeam concluded a training for medical lab scientists in NCDC lab network on Biosafety & Risk Assessment organised by @PHE_uk
The program covered key lab practices & demonstrations of spill management, PPE donning & doffing, hand washing steps & safe glove removal


This week in collaboration with @AfenetNigeria, we supported @NigEducation & partners in a workshop for Integrated Approach to Safe School Reopening in Kaduna State
The team agreed on incorporation of prevention, detection, reporting & response protocols for #COVID19 in schools.

COVID-19 NIGERIA

Samples Tested

413,265

Confirmed Cases

54,587

Active Cases

10,912

Discharged Cases

42,627

Death

1,048

Confirmed Cases By State

States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Cases (on admission) No. Discharged No. of Deaths
Lagos 18,219 2,784 15,233 202
FCT 5,238 3,593 1,585 60
Oyo 3,139 1,147 1,955 37
Plateau 2,708 1,040 1,638 30
Edo 2,592 138 2,354 100
Kaduna 2,174 91 2,051 32
Rivers 2,168 103 2,008 57
Delta 1,756 113 1,595 48
Kano 1,727 82 1,591 54
Ogun 1,671 82 1,563 26
Ondo 1,550 138 1,380 32
Enugu 1,179 70 1,088 21
Ebonyi 1,005 37 941 27
Kwara 974 165 784 25
Katsina 810 329 457 24
Abia 798 78 712 8
Osun 790 30 743 17
Borno 741 34 671 36
Gombe 723 59 641 23
Bauchi 669 22 633 14
Imo 529 308 210 11
Benue 460 160 291 9
Nasarawa 434 124 298 12
Bayelsa 391 12 358 21
Jigawa 322 3 308 11
Akwa Ibom 280 34 238 8
Ekiti 278 54 219 5
Niger 243 15 216 12
Adamawa 228 33 180 15
Anambra 219 19 181 19
Sokoto 159 1 142 16
Kebbi 93 3 82 8
Taraba 87 9 73 5
Cross River 83 2 73 8
Zamfara 78 0 73 5
Yobe 67 0 59 8
Kogi 5 0 3 2

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