COVID-19: Nigeria discharges 829 patients a day, successfully treats 18,203 cases

*NCDC confirms 41,180 cases, discharges 18,203 patients, records 860 deaths in 36 states, FCT so far

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says 829 COVID-19 patients were discharged Monday, July 27 as the highest number in a day thus far.

The health and disease control agency, in a tweet via its verified Twitter account, said the number was the highest in one day since the index case was reported on February 27, 2020.

According to NCDC, Nigeria has successfully 18,203 treated cases of COVID-19 thus far.

The NCDC data showed that 648 new COVID-19 infections were recorded in 21 states across the country, which brought the total number of confirmed cases to 41,180.

It stated that regrettably two deaths were recorded in the country.

The health agency said that the new COVID-19 infections were reported in Lagos, 180, Plateau, 148, FCT, 44, Ondo, 42,  Kwara, 38, Rivers, 32,  Oyo, 29, Kaduna, 21 and Osun, 20.

Others  were Edo and Ogun, 17 each,  Ekiti, 11, Kano, Benue, Delta and Abia, 9 each,  Niger, 7,  Gombe, 3, Borno, Bauchi and Imo, 1 each.

According to it, till date, 41,180 cases have been confirmed, 18,203 cases, discharged and 860 deaths recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

A multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, would continue to coordinate the national response activities across the country, said NCDC.

Hus, the Federal Government has underscored the need for Nigerians to protect the older population and the most vulnerable from infection by giving special attention to risk communication and priority for admission for observation and treatment.

Of utmost concern are still the asymptomatic cases with the potential to spread the disease, of whom the young and able-bodied could be difficult to manage, it added.

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