BY VICTOR OSOWOCHI, ABUJA – With 290 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) confirmed late on Monday night, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says the total infection figures in the country has now risen to 46,867 cases.
By the Centre’s statistics captured on its verified Twitter handle @NCDCgov, five deaths were also recorded in the last 24 hours which took the countrywide fatality numbers to 950 deaths.
According to the NCDC, highlights of the day showed that “On the 10th of August 2020, 290 new confirmed cases and 5 deaths were recorded in Nigeria
“Till date, 46867 cases have been confirmed, 33346 cases have been discharged and 950 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.”
For the 290 new cases that came from 16 states of the federation, the NCDC’s numbers indicated thus: Lagos (82), Plateau (82), Oyo (19), FCT (18), Edo (16), and Kaduna (15).
Others on the daily infection chart are: Enugu (9), Ogun (9), Kano (8), Kwara (8), Cross River (5), Ondo (5), Rivers (5), Ekiti (4), Imo (3) and Borno (2)
Tweets by @NCDCgov
Replying to @NCDCgov
A breakdown of cases by state can be found via http://covid19.ncdc.gov.ng #TakeResponsibility
290 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
Observing physical distance reduces the risk of contact with droplets when an infected person sneezes/coughs.#MaskOnNaija to reduce the risk of #COVID19 spread to those around. #TakeResponsibility and:
✅Observe physical distancing
✅Wash your hands frequently
“Studies have shown the effectiveness of face masks in reducing the risk of #COVID19 infection.
A mask is an additional layer of protection, needed to protect yourself & people around you in public places”
~@ElsieIlori, for the DG of NCDC#MaskOnNaija #TakeResponsibility https://twitter.com/officialosgfng/status/1292864236499001344 … https://twitter.com/OfficialOSGFNG/status/1292864236499001344
“In absence of a safe vaccine to prevent #COVID19, we must rely on non-pharmaceutical interventions such as face mask use.
Between 7-14 August, we’ll commemorate #WorldMaskWeek to reinforce the use of face masks😷”
~HMH, @DrEOEhanire at ongoing @PTFCOVID19 briefing
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#Cholera can be linked to the lack of safe water supply, poor sanitation as well as inadequate infection prevention & control practices especially in rural communities.
This video by @globalhealthmed shows us how. https://youtu.be/jG1VNSCsP5Q