Nigeria is at a blink of reaching over 50,000 COVID-19 positive infections after the country recorded another 298 just a few days ago. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced the latest figure in a late-night tweet on Sunday, August 16.
According to NCDC, the latest numbers of infections were reported from 16 states including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), which registered a total of 16 infections.
According to the data released by the NCDC, Plateau recorded the highest number of new cases followed by Kaduna. The data revealed per region indicates the following; Plateau -108, Kaduna – 49, Lagos – 47, Ogun – 18, Osun – 17, FCT – 15, Ondo – 14, Edo – 8, Oyo – 6, Akwa Ibom – 4, Cross River – 4, Borno – 3, Ekiti – 2, Bauchi – 1, Kano – 1 and Rivers – 1.
At the moment, the total number of infections confirmed by NCDC stands at 49,068, with 36,497 patients discharged and 975 deaths. Despite the alarming numbers, Nigeria continues to register more recoveries, which is a promising sign.
Meanwhile, Veteran Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde on Saturday, August 15 revealed that she had tested positive for COVID-19. Omotola, 42, popularly known as ‘Omo Sexy’ revealed the information via her verified Instagram page with almost 5 million followers.
Nigeria continues the fight against COVID-19 across all states
Prof Jesse Otegbayo, the chief medical director, University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, has disclosed that the hospital has lost 18 persons out of the 159 COVID-19 patients it has treated so far.
Otegbayo made this known on Friday in Ibadan on the sidelines of the inauguration ceremony of the Josephus Foundation-aided new Infectious Disease Centre at UCH.
According to him, the coronavirus cases treated by the teaching hospital were severe with some of the patients having underlying health conditions. He also revealed that the newly constructed Chief Tunde Afolabi Infectious Disease Centre donated by the Josephus Foundation was a 20-bed state-of-the-art centre.
According to him, it is also the single largest donation the hospital has received since the inception of the coronavirus pandemic.
Meanwhile, Uganda has so far confirmed 1,500 positive infections after more were registered by the Ministry of Health on Saturday and Sunday.
Author: Allan Bangirana
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