BY VICTOR OSOWOCHI, ABUJA – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 221 new cases of COVID-19 in the country, bringing the total number to 53,021 as at Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Announcing the new figures late night Wednesday on its Twitter handle, the NCDC said three deaths were also reported on the day.

NCDC team and officials of Gombe state at Special Hospital

Currently, the NCDC’s records show that the number of successfully treated and discharged patients have risen to 40,281 cases with the total fatality figure put at 1,010 deaths nationwide.

On the day’s highlights, the Centre said; “On the 26th of August 2020, 221 new confirmed cases and 3 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

“Till date, 53,021 cases have been confirmed, 40,281 cases have been discharged and 1,010 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.”

Furthermore, NCDC’s breakdown of the 221 new cases that came in from 20 states indicate a rising case infection rate in Plateau state that reported 60 cases, FCT followed with 33, Kaduna.- (26), Rivers – (18) and Lagos – (17).

Others on the daily infection chart are: Enugu – (9), Kwara – (9), Ondo – (9), Nasarawa – (6), Gombe – (5), Anambra – (5), Delta – (4), Abia – (4), Imo – (3), Edo – (2), Ogun – (2), Oyo – (2), Osun – (2), Bauchi – (1) and Kano – (1)

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A breakdown of cases by state can be found via http://covid19.ncdc.gov.ng #TakeResponsibility


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221 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
53,021 confirmed
40,281 discharged
1,010 deaths


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Today, we hosted a one day training on the Health Security Assessment tool for the evaluation of health security capacities for Kebbi, Kano & Enugu States.
This defines NCDC’s strategic support to improve capacity to prevent, detect & respond to disease outbreaks in states.

Training session


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Subnational Emergency Preparedness and Response Capacity Building (SERCB) project aims at strengthening emergency preparedness and response at the state level using Health Security Assessment tool.


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Yesterday, we honoured an invite by H.E @GovernorInuwa to commission the Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory at the Gombe State Specialist Hospital.

This will enhance the prompt detection of #COVID19 and other infectious diseases in the state.#TakeResponsibilit

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In the last 4 years, we‘ve worked very hard to build strong lab networks for #Lassafever & #yellowfever in #Nigeria
Read our latest paper with @DhamariNaidoo on early successes & challenges of building lab networks in Nigeria, published @AfrJLabMed https://ajlmonline.org/index.php/ajlm/article/view/1019 …


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Pregnant women & nursing mothers must protect themselves to reduce risk of #COVID19 infection for themselves & babies by:
✅Frequent hand washing
✅Disinfecting surfaces
✅Limiting contact with others
Readhttps://covid19.ncdc.gov.ng/media/files/GuidelinesforPregnantWomen_dUJKoC9.pdf …

Commissioning Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory at Gombe State Specialist Hospital

COVID-19 NIGERIA

Samples Tested

388,346

Confirmed Cases

53,021

Active Cases

11,730

Discharged Cases

40,281

Death

1,010

Confirmed Cases By State

States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Cases (on admission) No. Discharged No. of Deaths
Lagos 18,035 2,606 15,227 202
FCT 5,079 3,561 1,468 50
Oyo 3,060 1,204 1,819 37
Edo 2,555 192 2,263 100
Plateau 2,245 1,029 1,187 29
Rivers 2,108 141 1,910 57
Kaduna 2,085 211 1,862 12
Kano 1,722 161 1,507 54
Delta 1,719 133 1,540 46
Ogun 1,633 145 1,462 26
Ondo 1,524 188 1,305 31
Enugu 1,096 223 852 21
Ebonyi 965 17 921 27
Kwara 945 180 740 25
Katsina 771 290 457 24
Osun 771 85 670 16
Abia 759 83 669 7
Borno 740 41 663 36
Gombe 719 87 609 23
Bauchi 645 84 547 14
Imo 526 323 192 11
Benue 451 301 141 9
Nasarawa 427 117 298 12
Bayelsa 378 26 331 21
Jigawa 322 3 308 11
Akwa Ibom 271 43 220 8
Niger 239 59 168 12
Ekiti 238 104 130 4
Adamawa 217 43 159 15
Anambra 207 30 159 18
Sokoto 158 4 138 16
Kebbi 92 2 82 8
Taraba 87 9 73 5
Cross River 82 4 70 8
Zamfara 78 1 72 5
Yobe 67 0 59 8
Kogi 5 0 3 2

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