• Africa records 23,265 deaths; 1,048,821 cases

BY VICTOR OSOWOCHI – The Lagos State Government confirmed on Monday, August 10, 2020 that fatality figures of cironavirus (COVID-19) related deaths in the state have risen to 200 since the pandemic broke out in the country.

State Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi, said the total of #COVID-19 related deaths so far recorded now stands at 200. The number is however seven (7) more the latest figure of 193 deaths released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) as at late on Monday night

Abayomi, who stated the figures on his Twitter account on Monday while giving the state’s COVID-19 update, said, 71 new COVID-19 infections were confirmed out of a total of 844 COVID-19 tests conducted in the state on the day under review.

However, as at Monday, August 10, 2020, the number of Laboratory confirmed cases stood at 15,957; those on admission 2,642; treated and discharged cases -13,122 and deaths 200

The Commissioner also disclosed that 11,860 of the confirmed cases monitored in communities by #COVID-19 Lagos Response Team have either fully recovered or positively responding to treatment.

According to him,. 68 of the cases are currently under isolation in public and private care centres” across the state

Hinting on current challenges in managing the COVID-19 pandemic in the South West State, the Health Commissioner said that 1,400 active cases in communities were yet to turn up for admission in the state’s COVID-19 care centres for treatment.

Meanwhile. reports from the World Health Organisation (WHO) Africa Region indicate that the continent currently has about 1,048,821 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

This figure includes over 730,000 discharged cases with the fatality numbers put at 23,258 deaths since the pandemic broke out in the country early this year.

Additional reports from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) showed that the five countries reporting most cases are South Africa (559,858); Egypt (95,492); Nigeria (46,867); Ghana (41,003); and Algeria (35,214).

Also, of the 23,265 deaths reported in the continent, the five countries reporting most deaths are South Africa (10,408); Egypt (5,009); Algeria (1,302); Nigeria (950); and Sudan (773)

COVID-19 NIGERIA

Samples Tested

319,851

Confirmed Cases

46,867

Active Cases

12,571

Discharged Cases

33,346

Death

950

Confirmed Cases By State

States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Cases (on admission) No. Discharged No. of Deaths
Lagos 15,957 2,642 13,122 193
FCT 4,485 3,141 1,298 46
Oyo 2,887 1,433 1,423 31
Edo 2,398 177 2,121 100
Rivers 1,944 215 1,675 54
Kano 1,634 272 1,308 54
Kaduna 1,613 221 1,380 12
Delta 1,596 144 1,409 43
Plateau 1,584 900 662 22
Ogun 1,478 209 1,245 24
Ondo 1,289 498 763 28
Enugu 914 395 500 19
Ebonyi 870 51 793 26
Kwara 865 384 460 21
Katsina 746 265 457 24
Borno 690 78 576 36
Abia 644 122 517 5
Gombe 631 48 560 23
Osun 628 274 341 13
Bauchi 577 35 528 14
Imo 479 308 161 10
Benue 409 291 109 9
Nasarawa 370 139 223 8
Bayelsa 346 14 311 21
Jigawa 322 3 308 11
Akwa Ibom 235 30 197 8
Niger 226 49 165 12
Adamawa 185 83 90 12
Ekiti 182 103 77 2
Sokoto 154 0 138 16
Anambra 142 5 119 18
Kebbi 90 0 82 8
Zamfara 77 1 71 5
Taraba 75 16 55 4
Cross River 73 23 42 8
Yobe 67 2 57 8
Kogi 5 0 3 2

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