Nigeria records highest COVID-19 figure as NCDC confirms 1,145 cases

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Healthcare workers at the "Centre de Sante" in Conakry - a public health clinic that provides a wide variety of services to those in need. In response to the Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is training more than 3,000 healthcare workers so they understand when and how to use protective medical equipment. The training also includes critical lessons on proper hygiene measures, such as effective hand washing and sanitation. While health workers at Ebola Treatment Units are at the highest risk, healthcare workers around the country are particularly vulnerable as any may come into contact with an Ebola-infected person who is unaware of their status. At least 100 healthcare workers have died from Ebola in Guinea, which has undermined the ability of the healthcare system to continue delivering both Ebola-related and routine care. The project seeks to establish a ‘culture of safety’ to reduce Ebola transmission at health facilities, and to restore confidence in the health system among both health workers and the general public.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday recorded 1,145 new infections of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country.

The NCDC confirmed this on its verified website.

One death was also recorded in the country.

The figure was the highest ever recorded in one day since the disease was first reported in Nigeria.

The latest figure surpassed the 930 cases recorded across the country on Wednesday, confirming that Nigeria is experiencing a second wave of COVID-19.

The NCDC disclosed that the new infections bring the country’s total to 76, 207.

The new cases were recorded from 23 states, including the Federal Capital Territory.

The NCDC also disclosed that 335 patients have been discharged after testing negative from the virus.

The public health agency stated that Lagos State, the epicentre of the virus in the country, recorded the highest number of infections with 459 cases; FCT, Kaduna, and Plateau confirmed 145, 138 and 80 respectively.

Other states include Katsina-70, Gombe-52, Niger-31, Kano-23, Bayelsa -21, Bauchi-18, Ondo-18, Rivers-17, Ogun-12, Oyo-12, Edo – eight, Nasarawa- eight, Ebonyi- seven, Osun- six, Ekiti- five, Kebbi- five, Borno- four, Jigawa- three, Akwa Ibom- two and Anambra-one.

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