Nigeria is about to hit the 5000-mark of COVID-19 confirmed cases after the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control announced an additional 184 cases yesterday.
From the 184 cases announced, 51 were recorded in Lagos, 23 in Jigawa, 16 in Bauchi and Katsina, 14 in Kano, 10 in FCT 10, nine in Rivers and Kwara, 5 in Delta and Kaduna, Sokoto and Oyo states have four cases each, Kebbi, Nasarawa, and Osun have three cases each, two were recorded in Ondo while Ebonyi, Edo, Enugu, Anambra, Plateau, and Niger have one each.
From the 4971 cases of COVID19 in Nigeria, 1070 have been discharged while 164 deaths have been recorded.
Confirmed Cases by State
|States Affected||No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed)||No. of Cases (on admission)||No. Discharged||No. of Deaths|
Ijebu-Ode gets relief material from Balogun
Otunba Subomi Balogun, the founder of First City Monument Bank (FCMB) Grou has donated relief materials to the people of Ijebu-Ode in Ogun State to cushion the effects of the lockdown occasioned by coronavirus (COVID-19).
The materials donated include 300 bags of rice, which were handed over by Prof. Bankole Okuwa, the curator of Otunba Tunwase Museum, for distribution.
The traditional titleholder and the Asiwaju of Ijebu Christians had earlier donated 750 bags of rice to community leaders in Ijebu-Ode as well as150 bags of rice to residents of Erinlu community in Ijebu Ode and the Anglican Church, Italowajoda in Ijebu Ode.
COVID-19, : Kwara discharges three patients, records nine new cases
Nine more people have tested to have COVID-19 in Kwara state as announced by the NCDC after three patients were discharged.
According to the government agency, three patients twice tested negative before their discharge, bringing the total of confirmed cases in the state to 53, with 12 patients discharged and one death recorded so far.
AbdulRazaq sacks driver, queries team over mishandling of COVID-19 case
Kwara Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has sacked a driver and queried COVID-19 team for the mishandling a COVID-19 case and evacuating the victim without following safety protocol.
The misconduct of the COVID-19 ambulance driver and the team’s failure to apply caution and expertise in handling the situation was recorded in video footage that had gone viral on social media.
In a statement by Rafiu Ajakaye, the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, he said that the driver evacuated COVID-19 patient with the help of the public without safety protocols and he also directed the issuance of queries to top officials of the State Ministry of Health.
While condemning the shoddy handling of the patient, who was clearly going through a hard time, the governor directed the immediate sack of the driver when an investigation revealed that he failed to heed clear directive not to take any action until the Rapid Response Team (RRT) arrived a scene.