The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced an additional 242 new cases of COVID-19.
According to the government agency, 88 were recorded in Lagos, 64 in Kano, 49 in Katsina, 13 in Kaduna, 9 in Ogun, 6 in Gombe, 4 in Adamawa, 3 in FCT, while Ondo, Oyo, Rivers, Zamfara, Borno, and Bauchi recorded one case each.
The total confirmed cases have now risen to 4641 while 902 have been discharged with the active cases being 3589. 150 people have died from the dreaded virus.
Confirmed Cases by State
|States Affected||No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed)||No. of Cases (on admission)||No. Discharged||No. of Deaths|
We are monitoring cases in Northeast, Northwest – FG
The Federal Government has said it is monitoring Coronavirus cases in the Northeast and Northwest.
This was disclosed by the National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Dr. Aliyu Sani, on Monday at the daily briefing of the task force.
The government is also probing spikes in the cases, particularly in hotspots and other parts of the country by identifying and assessing low to medium and high burden areas in order to assess and modify its strategy.
Strange deaths have been recently reported in Kano, Yobe, Bauchi and Borno state in the past weeks.
WHO to begin drug trial in Lagos, Ogun, FCT, others
The Federal Government has revealed that it has joined the World Health Organisation (WHO)’s “solidarity trial treatment” for COVID-19.
The arrangement is to get effective treatment regimen and vaccine to combat coronavirus in the shortest possible time.
This was disclosed by the Minister of Health Dr. Osagie Ehanire, at the briefing by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja.
“Federal Government is cooperating with the WHO on treatment regimen solidarity trial with the following states enrolled; Lagos, Ogun, Kaduna, Sokoto, Kano and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).”
The minister, however, did not state when the trial will begin and the modalities for it.