Nigeria Records 164 More COVID-19 Cases In 14 States

A health worker is seen wearing a PPE amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Nigeria has recorded 164 more COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, and that’s according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

In its latest update on Monday night, NCDC said the new cases were recorded in Lagos, the FCT and 13 other states of the country.

While Lagos remains the epicentre of the virus with 64 new cases, the Federal Capital Territory recorded 26 infections, thus trailing behind the nation’s commercial hub.

The other states with fresh infections include Enugu – 20, Kaduna and Oyo – 11, Plateau – 8, Ondo – 7, Anambra – 4, Nasarawa and Osun – 3, Ebonyi and Imo – 2, Benue, Katsina and Ogun – 1.

With the new infections, the number of cases in the country is now at 60,430 with 51,943 persons successfully treated and discharged.

However, the death toll still stands at 1,115.

Minimise Transmission, PTF Asks Nigerians

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has asked Nigerians to minimise the risk of transmitting the virus in the country.

PTF Coordinator, Dr Sani Aliyu made this call in Abuja on Monday while briefing reporters.

He also called for the protection of young people especially as schools resume after months of shutdown occasioned by COVID-19 in the country.

“We must also take responsibility to minimise the risk of transmission, protect our young people and their families for the schools to be able to operate effectively,” he said.

“Each of us has their own part to play. It is definitely time for Nigeria to get moving and in this regard, we have to support our students.

“We also have to protect our schools because by protecting our schools and educational system, we also protect our future.”

Although the COVID-19 figures in Nigeria has been on a decline in recent months, the country has recorded 163 more cases of the virus on Sunday while discharging 24 patients that have recovered from the infections.

Nigeria Records 163 More COVID-19 Cases, Discharges 24 Patients

 

Nigeria has recorded 163 more COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours while discharging 24 patients that have recovered from the virus.

This was disclosed on Sunday night by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

According to the NCDC, the new cases were recorded in 11 states with Lagos having the highest figure of 113 cases.

Other states were Kaduna with 21, Osun with eight, Ondo and Oyo with five, Ogun with three, Bayelsa and Taraba with two, Edo, Katsina, Plateau, Katsina and FCT each having one case.

With the new infections, Nigeria now has a total caseload of 60,266. Of that figure, however, 51,735 have recovered while 1,115 have, unfortunately, died.

Lagos State has remained the epicentre of the virus with nearly 20,022 cases.

Since the virus emerged in China late last year, it has killed over one million worldwide, infected over 36 million, and forced millions out of work as the pandemic batters the global economy.

Nigeria Records Lowest Daily COVID-19 Cases In Nearly Seven Months

 

Nigeria has recorded its lowest daily coronavirus infections in almost seven months with 58 new cases reported on Sunday.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this on Sunday, adding that there was no casualty within the past 24 hours.

The new cases were reported from eight states, including Plateau (18), Lagos (15), Katsina (10), Ogun (5), Kaduna (4), Edo (3), Ekiti (1), FCT (1) and Ondo (1).

The country has not reported a daily figure above 300 for nearly two months.

According to the health authorities, the active cases across the nation stands at 7,464.

Till date, 59,345 cases of the virus and 1,113 casualties have been confirmed within the country.

However, 50,768 cases have been discharged.

Nigeria Records 160 New Cases Of COVID-19, One Death

An NCDC graphic showing the nation's COVID-19 statistics as of October 3, 2020.
An NCDC graphic showing the nation’s COVID-19 statistics as of October 3, 2020.

 

Nigeria on Saturday recorded 160 new cases of the novel coronavirus and one additional casualty.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) revealed this in its latest update on the virus’ spread within the country.

The 160 new cases were reported from 13 states, including Rivers (42), Lagos (32), Plateau (21), FCT (18), Kaduna (14), Ogun (11), Katsina (10), Kwara (3), Ondo (3), Imo (3), Anambra (1), Abia (1), and Oyo (1).

 

Till date, 59,287 cases of the virus and 1,113 casualties have been confirmed within the country.

However, 50,718 cases have been discharged.

No Deaths As Nigeria Records 126 New COVID-19 Cases

An NCDC graphic showing the nation's COVID-19 statistics as of October 2, 2020.
An NCDC graphic showing the nation’s COVID-19 statistics as of October 2, 2020.

 

Nigeria is yet to record a COVID-19 death in October, data from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control showed on Friday.

However, the NCDC reported 126 new cases in its latest update on the viral disease.

Till date, a total of 59,127 cases have been confirmed, with 50,593 cases discharged and 1,112 deaths recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

The 126 new cases reported on Friday were from 12 states, including Lagos (62), Rivers (22), Ogun (9), Plateau (7), FCT (7), Osun (5), Kwara (5), Taraba (3), Bayelsa (2), Abia (2), Zamfara (1), and Imo (1).

 

According to Worldometer, almost 35 million people have now contracted the virus worldwide with over a million deaths recorded.

Earlier on Friday, prominent figures such as US President, Donald Trump and Liverpool star, Sadio Mane, were confirmed to have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Nigeria Records 153 New Cases Of COVID-19, 94 Recoveries

An NCDC graphic showing the nation's COVID-19 statistics as of October 1, 2020.
An NCDC graphic showing the nation’s COVID-19 statistics as of October 1, 2020.

 

Nigeria on Thursday recorded 153 new cases of the novel coronavirus, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

The nation also recorded 94 recoveries within the past 24 hours.

Till date, a total of 59,001 cases have been confirmed with 50,452 cases discharged and 1,112 deaths recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

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The 153 new cases reported on Thursday were from 14 states, including Lagos (81), Rivers (21), FCT (11), Ogun (8), Kaduna (7), Oyo (6), Akwa Ibom (5), Osun (3), Katsina (3), Edo (2), Ebonyi (2), Nasarawa (2), Plateau (1), and Kano (1).

Lagos remains the country’s epicentre for the virus as its total confirmed cases neared 20,000.

 

187 New COVID-19 Cases Recorded As FG Calls For More Surveillance

 

Nigeria has recorded 187 fresh cases of the coronavirus, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

This is even as the Federal Government called for more surveillance in the country to prevent a surge of the virus.

In NCDC’s latest figures released on Tuesday night, the new infections were recorded in 12 states of the federation and the FCT.

They are Lagos – 74, Plateau and Rivers – 25, Gombe and FCT – 19, Osun – 10, Kaduna – 5, Borno – 3, Ogun and Katsina – 2, Nasarawa, Bayelsa and Edo – 1.

Following this development, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country now stands at 58,647 with 49,937 successfully treated so far.

However, there was no fresh case of death within the past 24 hours as those that have succumbed to the virus is still 1,111.

‘Scale Up Surveillance’

Worried of a possible spike in the number of infections in Nigeria, the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire called for more surveillance.

He made this call earlier today during a briefing by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Tuesday in Abuja.

As business and schools begin to open and as travels begin to pick up, we fear that we may have a surge in the number of cases unless we scale up surveillance and review our response plan to integrate new ways to deal with the disease,” he said.

“In line with this, the Nigeria Institute of Medical Research has developed a molecular test for COVID-19 that can give results in less than 40 minutes. It is the SARS-COV-2 Isothermal Molecular Assay (SIMA) which can be performed by low skilled personnel with minimum training.

“This test which is ten times cheaper than the PCR, can be deployed for point of care detection and surveillance.

“The technique which was developed by Dr. Chika Onwuamah will be deployed for use as soon as it is validated by the relevant agencies of the Ministry for specificity and Sensitivity.”

Nigeria Records 136 New COVID-19 Cases, Three More Deaths

A graphic created by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on September 26, 2020, displaying the nation's COVID-19 statistics.
A graphic created by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on September 26, 2020, displaying the nation’s COVID-19 statistics.

 

Nigeria on Saturday recorded 136 new cases of the novel coronavirus, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

The health agency, in a late-night tweet, also noted that three more deaths had been added to the virus’ death toll within the past 24 hours.

The new numbers mean the country has now recorded a total of 58,198 cases of COVID-19 with 49,722 cases of recoveries and 1,106 deaths across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

 

The 136 cases recorded on Saturday were from 16 states, including Lagos (41), Ogun (27), Rivers (19), Abia (10), Oyo (6), Plateau (6), Bauchi (5), Ondo (5), Ekiti (4), Kaduna (4), Edo (3), Ebonyi (2), Bayelsa (1), Delta (1), Osun (1), and Yobe (1).

Global Update

The novel coronavirus has killed at least 993,438 people worldwide since the outbreak emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 1100 GMT on Saturday.

At least 32,622,490 cases of coronavirus have been registered. Of these, at least 22,360,200 are now considered recovered.

The tallies, using data collected by AFP from national authorities and information from the World Health Organization (WHO), probably reflect only a fraction of the actual number of infections.

Many countries are testing only symptomatic or the most serious cases.

On Friday, 9,050 new deaths and 325,900 new cases were recorded worldwide.

Based on latest reports, the countries with the most new deaths were Argentina with 3,901 — a sharp increase due to a change in its counting method — followed by India with 1,089 and the United States with 887.

The United States is the worst-hit country with 203,782 deaths from 7,033,925 cases. At least 2,727,335 people have been declared recovered.

After the US, the hardest-hit countries are Brazil with 140,537 deaths from 4,689,613 cases, India with 93,379 deaths from 5,903,932 cases, Mexico with 75,844 deaths from 720,858 cases, and Britain 41,936 deaths from 423,236 cases.

The country with the highest number of deaths compared to its population is Peru with 97 fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Belgium with 86, Bolivia 67, Spain 67, and Brazil 66.

China — excluding Hong Kong and Macau — has to date declared 85,337 cases (15 new since Friday), including 4,634 deaths and 80,536 recoveries.

Latin America and the Caribbean overall have 338,254 deaths from 9,095,347 cases, Europe 229,335 deaths from 5,199,762 infections, and the United States and Canada 213,075 deaths from 7,184,066 cases.

Asia reported 132,856 deaths from 7,762,046 cases, the Middle East 44,120 deaths from 1,902,535 cases, Africa 34,853 deaths from 1,447,328 cases, and Oceania 945 deaths from 31,410 cases.

As a result of corrections by national authorities or late publication of data, the figures updated over the past 24 hours may not correspond exactly to the previous day’s tallies.

Two New Deaths Recorded As Nigeria Hits 58,000 COVID-19 Cases

A graphic created by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on September 25, 2020, displaying the nation's COVID-19 statistics.
A graphic created by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on September 25, 2020, displaying the nation’s COVID-19 statistics.

 

Nigeria on Friday hit 58,000 COVID-19 cases after recording 213 new infections.

The country also recorded two new deaths as a result of the virus, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

The country has now recorded, in total, 58,062 new cases of the novel coronavirus, with 49,606 cases discharged and 1,103 deaths reported across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

Friday’s new cases were reported from 17 states, including Lagos (51), Plateau (51), FCT (29), Rivers (18), Ondo (12), Oyo (9), Osun (8), Gombe (7), Ogun (7), Kaduna (5), Enugu (4), Edo (3), Jigawa (3), Kano (3), Benue (1), Delta (1), Sokoto (1)

Earlier on Friday, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned that the death toll for the virus might hit two million if there is no relentless global action to combat the disease

Global Update

The novel coronavirus has killed at least 984,068 people worldwide since the outbreak emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 1100 GMT on Friday.

At least 32,298,410 cases of coronavirus have been registered. Of these, at least 22,141,000 are now considered recovered.

The tallies, using data collected by AFP from national authorities and information from the World Health Organization (WHO), probably reflect only a fraction of the actual number of infections.

Many countries are testing only symptomatic or the most serious cases.

On Thursday, 5,730 new deaths and 312,068 new cases were recorded worldwide. Based on latest reports, the countries with the most new deaths were India with 1,141 new deaths, followed by United States with 846 and Brazil with 831.

The United States is the worst-hit country with 202,827 deaths from 6,979,937 cases. At least 2,710,183 people have been declared recovered.

After the US, the hardest-hit countries are Brazil with 139,808 deaths from 4,657,702 cases, India with 92,290 deaths from 5,818,570 cases, Mexico with 75,439 deaths from 715,457 cases, and Britain with 41,902 deaths from 416,363 cases.

The country with the highest number of deaths compared to its population is Peru with 97 fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Belgium  with 86, Spain 67, Bolivia 67, and Brazil 66.

China — excluding Hong Kong and Macau — has to date declared 85,322 cases (8 new since Thursday), including 4,634 deaths and 80,522 recoveries.

Latin America and the Caribbean overall has 332,701 deaths from 9,020,315 cases, Europe 228,459 deaths from 5,128,975 infections, the United States and Canada 212,113 deaths from 7,128,683 cases, Asia 131,533 deaths from 7,665,710 cases, Middle East 43,622 deaths from 1,883,757 cases, Africa 34,706 deaths from 1,439,657 cases, and Oceania 934 deaths from 31,321 cases.

As a result of corrections by national authorities or late publication of data, the figures updated over the past 24 hours may not correspond exactly to the previous day’s tallies.

Nigeria Confirms 125 Fresh COVID-19 Cases

Nigeria has been witnessing lower number of cases in recent most. Benjamin Oluwatoyin/Channels TV

 

Nigeria on Thursday confirmed one hundred and twenty-five fresh COVID-19 cases. 

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed the latest COVID-19 infections in the West African nation in a tweet on its handle, Thursday.

Lagos State which at the onset of the pandemic was the epicentre of the virus had 37 new cases – the highest number of infections for the day.

In total, twelve states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, had fresh coronavirus cases for the day under review, according to the data from the NCDC.

Eighteen more cases were reported in Plateau State,  FCT – 17;  Ogun – 15;  Rivers -10; Benue – 7; Kaduna – 7;  Anambra – 5; Oyo – 3.

Other states with newly-infected persons are as follows: Cross River – 2; Ondo – 2; Edo – 1 and Imo -1.

The new COVID-19 cases take the total infections in Nigeria to 57,849 out of which 49,098 have recovered.  However,  1,102 deaths have been recorded from the virus.

Job Plan

Britain on Thursday launched a coronavirus winter battle plan to protect jobs and boost the fragile economy after surging infections sparked fresh nationwide measures to slow the spread.

Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak hosts a remote press conference to update the nation on his economic measures announced today during the covid-19 pandemic, inside 10 Downing Street in central London on September 24, 2020. (Photo by JOHN SIBLEY / POOL / AFP)

 

Finance minister Rishi Sunak unveiled his new jobs protection scheme that will support wages of staff keeping at least one-third of their usual working hours.

The plan, starting in November, does not, however, go as far as the furlough scheme ending next month that has paid out billions of pounds to support wages of some ten million workers.

“The next phase of our planned economic response” would “protect jobs and the economy over the winter period,” Chancellor of the Exchequer Sunak told parliament.

Global Picture

The novel coronavirus has killed at least 978,448 people since the outbreak emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 1100 GMT on Thursday.

At least 31,975,020 cases of coronavirus have been registered. Of these, at least 21,891,500 are now considered recovered.

The tallies, using data collected by AFP from national authorities and information from the World Health Organization (WHO), probably reflect only a fraction of the actual number of infections.

Many countries are testing only symptomatic or the most serious cases.

On Wednesday, 6,318 new deaths and 304,210 new cases were recorded worldwide. Based on the latest reports, the countries with the newest deaths were the United States with 1,228 new deaths, followed by India with 1,129 and Brazil with 869.

 

File photo: People wait to receive medical attention, outside the emergency area at Alberto Sabogal Hospital in Lima, on May 27, 2020.  (Photo by ERNESTO BENAVIDES / AFP)

 

The United States is the worst-hit country with 201,910 deaths from 6,934,233 cases. At least 2,670,256 people have been declared recovered.

After the US, the hardest-hit countries are Brazil with 138,977 deaths from 4,624,885 cases, India with 91,149 deaths from 5,732,518 cases, Mexico with 74,949 deaths from 710,049 cases, and the United Kingdom with 41,862 deaths from 409,729 cases.

The country with the highest number of deaths compared to its population is Peru with 97 fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Belgium (86), Spain 66, Bolivia 66, and Brazil 65.

China — excluding Hong Kong and Macau — has to date declared 85,314 cases (seven new since Wednesday), including 4,634 deaths (0 new) and 80,513 recoveries.

Latin America and the Caribbean overall has 330,403 deaths from 8,944,819 cases, Europe 227,862 deaths from 5,060,966 infections, the United States and Canada 211,189 deaths from 7,081,746 cases, Asia 130,109 deaths from 7,564,259 cases, Middle East 43,430 deaths from 1,861,008 cases, Africa 34,521 deaths from 1,430,902 cases, and Oceania 934 deaths from 31,321 cases.

COVID-19: Korea Govt Donates ‘Smart Testing Booths’ To Nigeria

Photos from the handover ceremony in Abuja. PHOTO: Twitter/NCDCgov

 

The Federal Government has received a donation of three smart walkthrough testing booths from the government of the Republic of Korea.

The items were donated on Thursday in Abuja to boost Nigeria’s COVID-19 sample collection and testing capacity and to reduce infection among health workers.

The Director-General of the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu while receiving the items said this will support the government’s efforts to ramp up testing for the virus.

Photos from the handover ceremony in Abuja. PHOTO: Twitter/NCDCgov

 

The Country Director of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), Woochan Chang at the event commended the Federal Government’s response to the pandemic.

He also noted that the donations will further strengthen the response especially as the smart walkthrough sample collection booths will protect health workers from contracting the virus.

“The Smart Walk-through Booths will improve protection for medical staff during sample collection, and support mass screening for COVID19 in a timely and efficient manner,” Chang said.

The Minister of State for Health, Senator Adeleke Mamora also at the event appreciated the Korea government for its continual support to strengthen Nigeria’s response to COVID19.

Nigeria Records 176 New COVID-19 Cases

A graphic created by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control showing the nation's COVID-19 statistics as of September 22, 2020.
A graphic created by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control showing the nation’s COVID-19 statistics as of September 22, 2020.

 

Nigeria on Tuesday recorded 176 new cases of the novel coronavirus, according to the nation’s top disease agency.

In a late-night tweet, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control noted that the new cases were reported from 14 states of the federation, including Lagos (73).

Other states with new cases include Plateau (50), FCT (17), Rivers (8), Ondo (6), Niger (5), Ogun (5), Edo (3), Kaduna (3), Oyo (2), Bauchi (1), Bayelsa (1), Delta (1), and Nasarawa (1).

The new cases bring the country’s total caseload to 57,613 with 48,836 cases discharged and 1,100 deaths.

Global Update

The novel coronavirus has killed at least 965,760 people worldwide since the outbreak emerged in China late last year, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 1100 GMT on Tuesday.

At least 31,374,240 cases of coronavirus have been registered. Of these, at least 21,338,900 are now considered recovered.

The tallies, using data collected by AFP from national authorities and information from the World Health Organization, probably reflect only a fraction of the actual number of infections.

Many countries are testing only symptomatic or the most serious cases.

On Monday, 4,188 new deaths and 265,437 new cases were recorded worldwide.

The countries with the most new deaths were India with 1,053, followed by Argentina with 429 and Brazil with 377.

The United States is the worst-hit country with 199,890 deaths from 6,858,130 cases. At least 2,615,949 people have been declared recovered.

After the US, the hardest-hit countries are Brazil with 137,272 deaths from 4,558,068 cases, India with 88,935 deaths from 5,562,663 cases, Mexico with 73,697 deaths from 700,580 cases, and the United Kingdom with 41,788 deaths from 398,625 cases.

The country with the highest number of deaths compared to its population is Peru with 95 fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Belgium with 86, Spain and Bolivia with 66, and Brazil with 65.

China — excluding Hong Kong and Macau — has to date declared 85,297 cases (six new since Monday), including 4,634 deaths and 80,497 recoveries.

Latin America and the Caribbean overall has 325,373 deaths from 8,801,752 cases, Europe 226,237 deaths from 4,934,210 infections, the United States and Canada 209,148 deaths from 7,002,792 cases, Asia 127,220 deaths from 7,366,056 cases, Middle East 42,781 deaths from 1,822,812 cases, Africa 34,076 deaths from 1,415,448 cases, and Oceania 925 deaths from 31,179 cases.

As a result of corrections by national authorities or late publication of data, the figures updated over the past 24 hours may not correspond exactly to the previous day’s tallies.