Nigeria has recorded 241 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.
Lagos, the epicenter recorded 142 cases, Oyo-15, FCT-13, Kano-12, Edo-11, Delta-10, Kaduna -9, Rivers-9, Borno-8, Jigawa-4, Gombe-3, Plateau-3, while Osun and Bauchi have one case each.
From the total of 10819 of confirmed cases, 3239 have been discharged while 314 deaths have been recorded. As at today, samples tested are 65,885 while there are 7,266 active cases.
Confirmed Cases by State
|States Affected||No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed)||No. of Cases (on admission)||No. Discharged||No. of Deaths|
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812 health workers infected so far – Fed Govt
The Federal Government has said that 812 health workers have been infected with the COVID-19 virus in the line of duty.
While reiterating that the protection of health workers, especially those in the frontline of the pandemic are its priority, it said it would ensure the constant provision of personal protective equipment (PPEs), to shield them from exposure.
Speaking during a daily briefing on COVID-19 in Abuja, the Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, said: “crossing the 10,000 mark was quite a significant event, and every night when we work so hard to bring out those numbers, sometimes numbers begin to feel like what they are, that we forget that they are people behind each number.
“We have had 812 healthcare workers infected. They are not just numbers. Twenty-nine (29) of these work for the NCDC. They are people I know who have families, wives and children. About eight (8) of them right now are in the Idu treatment center. They are not just numbers but they are people and they matter and we must remember.
“We have distributed over 40,000 pieces of complete PPEs and will continue to do this. By this weekend new consignment will be going out to every state, every Federal Medical Centres in the country.”