Latest Update on COVID-19 Nigeria Today
Nigeria has recorded an additional 454 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.
According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease and Control, Lagos has 87 new cases, followed by Edo with 63 and FCT with 60. Others are Ondo-41, Benue-32, Abia-31, Ogun-29, Oyo-19, Kaduna-17, Delta-16, Enugu-15, Borno-14, Plateau-9, Nasarawa-8, Kano-5, Bauchi-4, Gombe-2, while Katsina and Kogi have one each.
Out of 27,564 confirmed cases that Nigeria currently has, 11,069 patients have been discharged, while 628 deaths have been recorded.
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Confirmed Cases by State
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There is an increasing demand for oxygen by COVID-19 patients –Lagos commissioner
The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi, has revealed that there was an increase in the demand for oxygen by COVID-19 patients.
The state government, according to him, has therefore intensified efforts to make oxygen available across the local government areas in the state.
Speaking via a Zoom webinar by the Lagos Civil Society against COVID-19 on Friday themed, ‘COVID-19 Home/Community Based Care in Lagos: Issues and Opportunities’ was moderated by the Chairman, International Institute of Risk and Society Management Nigeria, Dr. Eugene Itua, Abayomi stated that the demand is slight, as patients were coming in with breathlessness.
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“And sometimes they present (themselves) to other hospitals in need of oxygen. So, we are trying to make oxygen available across the local government areas so patients can get oxygen treatment to be stabilized. Once they are stable, they can now be moved into isolation centers and get more medical treatment, and hopefully, we can rescue them from getting into a more critical stage where we may now need to consider ventilating.
“We’d rather not ventilate. There are about five levels of oxygen therapy before we get to the ventilation stage, and if we can use those levels and avoid ventilating patients, we’ll rather go down that route. But that depends on getting the patient early enough.”