…As Africa’s COVID-19 cases cross over 200,000 mark***
The Nigeria Center For Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 409 new cases of the COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections to 13,873.
The NCDC announced this on Wednesday on its official Twitter handle, said as at June 10, 409 new confirmed cases and 17 deaths were recorded in the country.
The centre said that no new state had reported a case in the last 24 hours.
It said that Lagos State recorded the highest number of infections for the day in the country with 201 cases while FCT and Delta had 85 and 22 cases respectively.
“The 409 new cases are reported from 16 states- Lagos (201), FCT (85), Delta (22), Edo (16), Nasarawa (14), Borno (14), Kaduna (14), Bauchi (10), Rivers (9), Enugu (5), Kano (5), Ogun (4), Ondo (4), Baylesa (2), Kebbi (2), Plateau (2),” it stated.
The NCDC said that out of the 13,873 recorded cases, 4,351 patients have been treated and discharged.
The centre also said that 382 deaths were recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
”The death to recovery ratio improved to 8.7 per cent compared to 10 per cent the previous week.
”This implies that the recovery rate is ahead of death rate.
”The cumulative recovery rate is 31.3 per cent and the CFR (mortality rate) is 2.75 per cent
”It is, however important to note that Nigeria mortality rate of 2.75 per cent is below the Global average of 6 per cent,” it said.
It is noteworthy that 100 days after the first COVID-19 case was recorded in Nigeria, the NCDC National Reference Laboratory has supported 29 more laboratories to develop capacity for COVID-19 testing in the country.
“From four to a current 28 testing laboratories in Nigeria, we have seen significant progress in the response to COVID-19 in the country.
“80 per cent of cases present with mild to moderate symptoms, we advise Nigerians to take responsibility by adhering to recommended measures,” it said.
In the meantime, the World Health Organisation (WHO) says confirmed Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Africa are already more than 200,000.
The WHO Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, gave the update on its official twitter handle @WHOAFRO.
“There are over 200,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent – with more than 90,000 recoveries and 5,400 deaths,’’ it said.
WHO said that South Africa, Nigeria and Algeria had the highest reported cases on the continent.
According to the organisation, South Africa has 52,991 cases and 1, 162 deaths, followed by Nigeria with 13, 464 confirmed cases and 365 deaths, while Algeria has 10,382 confirmed cases and 724 deaths.
WHO said that Lesotho, Seychelles and Gambia were countries with the lowest confirmed cases on the continent.
It said Lesotho had only four confirmed cases with zero death, Seychelles had 11 reported cases and zero death, while Gambia recorded 28 confirmed cases also with no death.