COVID-19: Total active cases drop to 11,931 as NCDC discharges 538 patients

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, has confirmed the recovery and discharge of 538 COVID-19 patients managed in Lagos, FCT and Kwara states.

The health agency made this known on Friday night via a report on its official website.

NCDC also confirmed 130 new cases in 13 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

This brings the total number of recorded cases in the country so far to 161,539 with 2,027 deaths while about 147,581 patients have been discharged after testing negative twice for the virus.

The report reads, “130 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;

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161,539 confirmed
147,581 discharged
2,027 deaths

“Our discharges today 19th march include 242 community recoveries in Lagos State, 193 in FCT and 103 in Kwara State managed in line with guidelines”.


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