Yesterday (9th, February), the country recorded 1,056 new cases of COVID-19. This development has inclined the total number of infections in the country to One hundred and forty-one thousand, four hundred and forty-seven (141,447). This was disclosed by the NCDC via their Twitter handle. It was also stated that 21 COVID-19 deaths were recorded, resulting to 1,694 total fatalities in Nigeria.
It stated that the new infections were recorded in 21 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Some of the states and number of cases: Akwa Ibom (38), Bauchi (4), Benue (1), Borno (16), Ebonyi (75), Edo (25), Ekiti (8), FCT (116), Gombe (70), Jigawa (1), Kano (22), Katsina (18), Kwara (73), Lagos (214), Nasarawa (13), Ogun (8), Ondo (57), Osun (120), Oyo (23), Plateau (88), Rivers (47). Lagos State, Osun State, FCT, Plateau State and Ebonyi had the highest number of cases.
According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, at least 1,120 people were discharged from isolation centers across the country in the last 24 hours. It was disclosed that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), activated at Level III, was coordinating response activities nationwide. It also noted that the country registered fewer COVID-19 infections and deaths compared to the previous week and there were increased recoveries during the same period.
The NCDC stated that “Effectively responding to disease outbreaks involves collaboration and partnership in a whole-of-society approach,” and that is what they have been doing in various states.
Till date, many Nigerians have continued to test positive to the virus and more case fatalities have been recorded. The Center added that 115,755 people have been discharged after successful treatment and currently, there are 23,998 people in various isolation centers across the country.