COVID-19: Nigeria Recoveries Rate Push Towards 44,000, 197 New Cases Recorded
"Till date, 55829 cases have been confirmed, 43810 cases have been discharged and 1075 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory," NCDC reveals.
Nigeria on Thursday confirmed 197 more COVID-19 cases even as the number of people who have recovered from the disease moves toward 44,000.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed the new figure in a late-night tweet on September 10, 2020.
NCDC tweeted: "On the 10th of September 2020, 197 new confirmed cases and 5 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.
"Till date, 55829 cases have been confirmed, 43810 cases have been discharged and 1075 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
The 197 new cases are reported from 13 states- Plateau (83), Lagos (48), Kaduna (17), FCT (16), Ogun (11), Katsina (7), Imo (4), Edo (3), Nasarawa (3), Rivers (2), Bayelsa (1), Oyo (1), Osun (1)
A total of 200 patients were discharged on Thursday, increasing the number of recoveries to 43,810.
Boss Mustapha, chairman of the PTF and secretary to the government of the federation, at a media briefing on Thursday, called for increased caution and strict adherence to the safety protocols for preventing the spread of the virus.
He said: “COVID-19 is real; it’s virulent; it’s dangerous, and is still spreading like wildfire. Don’t be deceived by the figures you see. If we ramp up our testing, we’ll find. If you do not seek, you’ll not find. So, it is important for the sub-nationals to ramp up their testing."
“I know we’re fatigued. We’ve been in this business for the past six months. Everybody is tired. The frontline workers are tired. Even the media people are tired. That’s human nature. We’ve gotten to a point where we need to recalibrate. Any slack in this response, COVID-19 will take advantage of it and it will continue to cause a lot of havoc.”
Meanwhile, out of a total of 55,829 people confirmed to have contracted the coronavirus across the country, 10,944 are still active cases.