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.
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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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.
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.
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 …
Pregnant women & nursing mothers must protect themselves to reduce risk of #COVID19 infection for themselves & babies by:
✅Frequent hand washing
✅Limiting contact with others
Confirmed Cases By State
|States Affected||No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed)||No. of Cases (on admission)||No. Discharged||No. of Deaths|