• Nigeria’s tally now 43,537 cases

BY VICTOR OSOWOCHI, ABUJA – Amidst cheering news of increasing rate of discharged cases nationwide, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) late Saturday night confirmed 386 new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases.

This is as Health Systems Specialist, Dr. @KobinnaA tweeted the good news that “Our discharge rate increased so remarkably that the cumulative amount of active cases has entered an early phase of flattening.”

According to the tweet; the positive indicators on the #COVID19 trends for the period covers latest statistics as captured on the NCDC’s chart of daily infections and discharges from various isolation centers and accredited hospitals across the country.

On the COVID-19 update in the last 24 hours, the NCDC said aside the new infection figures that took Nigeria’s total to 43,537 cases, four deaths were also recorded on Saturday, August 1, 2020 with fatality numbers currently put at 883 deaths since the pandemic broke out in Nigeria.

The health agency stated thus: “On the 1st of August 2020, 386 new confirmed cases and 4 deaths were recorded in Nigeria

“Till date, 43,537 cases have been confirmed, 20,087 cases have been discharged and 883 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT)”.

In giving the composition of the 386 new cases reported from 18 states of the federation, the NCDC data showed that for the third consecutive days, FCT again displaced Lagos on the daily figures’ chart with 130 cases, Lagos – (65), Ondo – (37), Osun – (29), Plateau (23), Rivers – (15), Enugu – (14) and Nasarawa – (12)

Others captured on the NCDC’s daily infection chart are: Bayelsa – (11), Ebony – i(11), Ekiti – (9), Oyo – (8), Edo – (8), Abia – (6), Ogun – (3), Katsina – (3), Imo – (1) and Adamawa – (1)

Tweets by ‎@NCDCgov

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


386 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
43,537 confirmed
20,087 discharged
883 deaths

NCDC Retweeted

Nigeria Health Watch

#COVID19Nigeria Good News!

Our discharge rate increased so remarkably that the cumulative amount of active cases has entered an early phase of flattening.

Health Systems Specialist, Dr. @KobinnaA explains the #COVID19 trends for the period covered in this chart. #NHWTop10


‘Despite rise in #COVID19 cases & fatality, most Nigerians seem to have thrown caution to the wind’

This @GuardianNigeria article describes why non-pharmaceutical interventions are most effective against #COVID19.

https://m.guardian.ng/features/health/why-non-pharmaceutical-interventions-are-most-effective-against-covid-19/ …#TakeResponsibility

Why non-pharmaceutical interventions are most effective against COVID-19
Last week Tuesday, the World Health Organisation (WHO) acknowledged “evidence emerging” of the airborne spread of the novel coronavirus after a group of scientists urged the global body to update …

We are pleased to announce the full deployment of @SORMAS_open digital surveillance tool in Jigawa State.

The #NCDCTeam is working hard to achieve SORMAS coverage in all LGAs and priority health facilities in Nigeria by the end of 2020.#TakeResponsibility


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