BY VICTOR OSOWOCHI, ABUJA – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) late on Tuesday night confirmed 239 new infections of coronavirus (COVID-19) with the total figure now rising to 54,247 in the country.
However, the NCDC said on its verified Twitter handle @NCDCgov on Tuesday that the good news is the growing number of successfully treated and discharged cases which have risen to 42,010 nationwide.
Also, latest statistics from the Centre indicated that 10 deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours, taking the tally of countrywide fatalities to 1,023 deaths
In its highlights, the NCDC stated thus; “On the 1st of September 2020, 239 new confirmed cases and 10 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.
“Till date, 54,247 cases have been confirmed, 42,010 cases have been discharged and 1,023 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.”
For the 239 new cases reported from 15 states, the breakdown showed that figures from Plateau state continue on the ascendency with 116 cases followed by FCT with 33 cases and Lagos with 19 cases.
Other states on the daily infection’s chart include: Ekiti – (12), Kaduna – (11), Ogun – (11), Ebonyi – (8), Benue – (7), Abia – (5), Delta – (5), Ondo – (4), Edo – (3), Imo – (2), Osun – (2) and Bauchi – (1)
Tweets by @NCDCgov
239 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria
We are grateful to @Nseheadquarters for their generous donation towards Nigeria’s #COVID19 response.
The funds and commodities donated will further enhance national and sub-national efforts in the fight against #COVID19.#TakeResponsibility
Replying to @NCDCgov
The One Health operationalisation workshop is aimed at:
✅ Establishing a common understanding of One Health & its role in strengthening the Global Health Security Agenda.
✅ Presenting the existing structures, roles & responsibilities of One Health landscape in Nigeria.
In 2019, @NigeriaGov launched the One Health Strategic plan as part of efforts to strengthen health security in the country.
Today, the National One Health team with support from @PHE_uk began a two-phase workshop on the operationalisation of One Health in Nigeria.
It is very important to practice proper hygiene to prevent the spread of #LassaFever. Let’s work together to prevent #LassaFever by:
✅Frequent hand washing with soap under running water.
✅Proper environmental sanitation.
✅Covering foodstuff to avoid contact with rats.
Confirmed Cases By State
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