BY VICTOR OSOWOCHI, ABUJA – Nigeria on Monday night recorded 417 new infections of Coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the countrywide total figure to 49,485 cases
According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), of this tally, 36,834 patients have been treated and discharged from different isolation centres, hospitals and homes across the 36 states of the federation.
The Centre said in a tweet on its official handle that with two (2) deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, the fatality figure in Nigeria has now risen to 977 deaths.
Delivering highlights of the statistics, the NCDC said; “On the 17th of August 2020, 417 new confirmed cases and 2 deaths were recorded in Nigeria
“Till date, 49,485 cases have been confirmed, 36,834 cases have been discharged and 977 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.”
It further stated that of the 417 new cases reported from 17 states, Lagos State had the highest number of cases on Monday, with 207 cases with Kaduna and Ondo states coming distant second and third with 44 cases and 38 cases respectively.
Other states captured on the daily infection chart are: Abia – (28), Anambra – (21), Plateau – (20), Bauchi – (13), Oyo – (9), Ebonyi – (9), Delta – (7), Edo – (7), Enugu – (6), Niger – (3), Gombe – (2), Ogun – (1), FCT – (1) and Kano – (1)
Some of the tweets @NCDCgov
This week, @alagboso and @patienceadejoo highlight the role of media to effectively use risk communications to shape narratives that improve adherence to public health and social measures that help prevent the spread of #COVID19.
👉 https://nhwat.ch/2Y97INi #PreventEpidemicsNaija
Replying to @NCDCgov
‘Fatigue is a challenge we’ve had to address in the #COVID19 response, it affects everyone, health workers, journalists, etc.
At NCDC, we provide mental health support for staff, & actively rotate response teams so staff can reunite with their families’
~@ElsieIlori for DG NCDC https://twitter.com/officialosgfng/status/1295404768584597508 …
‘For benefit of Nigerians, samples are only collected at designated centres & not at the airports
I plead with Nigerians to remain focused on our collective efforts to manage #COVID19 & not share misinformation’
~@PTFCOVID19 Chairman, Boss Mustapha
Confirmed Cases By State
|States Affected||No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed)||No. of Cases (on admission)||No. Discharged||No. of Deaths|