Sunday, 26 April 2020

Covid-19; Another 33 New Cases Arise In Lagos, Making Total of 1,182 In Nigeria: Olaleye Idowu




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With the latest increment of 689 infectious cases in Lagos State,  the state has, in addition, recorded another 33 infectious cases of Coronavirus making a total of 1,182 cases in Nigeria.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this announcement on Saturday on its verified Twitter handle


It announced that 87 new infections were recorded in the country while 35 fatalities and 222 recoveries were reported.
It said the lethal infection has spread to 29 states including the Federal Capital Territory Abuja.
It stated, “87 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported; 33 in Lagos, 18 in Borno, 12 in Osun, 9 in Katsina, 4 in Kano, 4 in Ekiti, 3 in Edo, 3 in Bauchi and 1 in Imo.
A Statistical illustration of index cases in various states shows Lagos has 689 cases while FCT has 138 infections followed by Kano with 77 cases.
The state has recorded 123 recoveries and 19 fatalities, most of whom, it said had underlying health issues.
It announced that 87 new infections were recorded in the country while 35 fatalities and 222 recoveries were reported.
According to the Centre, lethal infection has spread to 29 states including the Federal Capital Territory Abuja.
It stated, “87 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported; 33 in Lagos, 18 in Borno, 12 in Osun, 9 in Katsina, 4 in Kano, 4 in Ekiti, 3 in Edo, 3 in Bauchi and 1 in Imo.
“As at 11:55 pm 25th April, there are 1182 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Nigeria. Discharged: 222, Deaths: 35.”
A breakdown of those index cases showed that Lagos has 689 cases while FCT has 138 infections followed by Kano with 77 cases.
“Ogun – 35, Osun – 32, Gombe – 30, Katsina – 30, Borno – 30, Edo – 22, Oyo – 18, Kwara – 11, Akwa Ibom – 11, Bauchi – 11, Kaduna – 10, Ekiti – 8, Ondo – 4, Delta – 6, Rivers – 3, Jigawa – 2, Enugu – 2, Niger – 2, Abia – 2, Zamfara – 2, Sokoto – 2, Benue – 1, Anambra – 1, Adamawa – 1, Plateau – 1, Imo – 1.”

Meanwhile the Lagos state governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu yesterday urge owners of bodies in mortuaries in the state to pick them for burial in line with the protocol established in the management of COVID 19 or risk mass burial by the government while also urging members of the public to cultivate the habit of using a face mask at all times for their safety.
Speaking at his COVID-19 Update at the State House, Sanwo-Olu urged the private sector and well-meaning Lagosians to patronise local fashion designers for the production of nose masks for their staff and residents.
He also congratulated Muslim faithful for witnessing the Holy Month of Ramadan, enjoining them to take precautionary measures.
Also, Chairman, Lagos State Health Service Commission, Bayo Aderiye, said activities around COVID-19 has put pressure on healthcare provision in Lagos State, as a lot of healthcare workers were being withdrawn to take care of COVID-19 patients.
He said some of the volunteers and retired persons being trained, especially the older ones, were deployed to the hospitals, while the younger ones were sent to the COVID-19 ‘waterfront’.
Aderiye said the State Health Service Commission has trained over 1,300 staff and volunteers in the last six weeks on Basic Infection Prevention and Control protocols.
He added that the governor had been supportive, approving an increase in hazard allowance and insurance for workers and volunteers.

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