In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 01st, September, 2020

FG Reveals Why Coronavirus Instances Are Dropping In Nigeria

FG Reveals Why Coronavirus Cases Are Dropping In Nigeria




The Presidential Job Drive (PTF) on COVID-19 yesterday opened up on why Nigeria is now recording low Coronavirus circumstances of coronavirus throughout the nation.


PTF mentioned the reason being because of the decline in testing by states. 


This was disclosed on Monday August 31, by the Head of Illness Surveillance for the NCDC, Elsie Ilori, who famous that the low testing is because of low pattern assortment. He added that States like Kano, Lagos, Oyo, Edo, and FCT, had the largest lower within the variety of samples collected in August. 


She mentioned; 


“Within the month of August, we had very low variety of samples collected.

“In July, there have been seven states with decreased samples collected, however sadly, in August, it elevated to 32 states with decreased samples assortment. In July, we had 13 states that truly collected over 1,000 samples. For August, no state met that focus on. Which means we had zero states accumulating over 1,000 samples.

“For the native authorities areas, in July we had 515 that collected samples and it decreased to 478 in August. We are able to admire the lower in August.

“In August, states with the largest enhance are Abia (682), Sokoto (331), Bayelsa (314), Zamfara (55) and Yobe (12), however the numbers should not important in any respect.

“In the identical month, the largest lower in pattern assortment are Kano (19,108), Lagos (13,146), Oyo (four,902), Edo (three,327), and FCT (three,322). August pattern assortment has decreased drastically.

“Regarding the place samples are being collected, in July, in Benue, Ebonyi, FCT, Lagos, Plateau, all of the LGA in these states had samples collected, whereas solely in Delta, Edo and Ogun, just one native authorities space didn’t accumulate samples.

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“Regarding native authorities areas that didn’t accumulate samples, in July, Kogi had 19 out of 20 native authorities areas with out samples collected. Additionally in August, no native authorities in Kogi collected samples. In Katsina, solely 24 native authorities areas collected samples – Jigawa (22), Kano (20), Taraba (16).

“Despite the fact that in Lagos all of the native authorities areas are accumulating samples, the variety of samples collected was fairly low. So, that introduced down the variety of samples collected for August.”

The Minister of Well being, Dr. Osagie Ehanire on his personal half mentioned; 

“Our goal is to check two million Nigerians for COVID-19 and to scale as much as 4 million individuals of which we have now achieved barely 1 / 4 .

“Previously 24 hours, we recorded simply 138 COVID-19 optimistic circumstances in Nigeria, one of many lowest numbers in lots of months, giving a complete of 53,865 optimistic circumstances out of 403,347 assessments performed as of August 31, 2020.

“In the identical 24-hour interval, 199 individuals had been discharged from hospitals, giving us complete profitable therapy of 41,513 sufferers. We’re starting to see a scenario the place the variety of these handled and discharged exceeds the variety of optimistic circumstances detected. Whereas these figures could seem reassuring, they might be misleading, and we can not assume that the curve is flattening, since we’re but to excellent due diligence on our aspect.

“With a complete of 1,zero13 deaths recorded thus far, the fatality fee has additionally dropped barely to 1.88 %, the gradual fall is probably a sign of enchancment in response and therapy methods to comprise COVID-19 and in addition a standard world pattern. So long as we nonetheless file deaths from this illness, there is no such thing as a room for complacency till we meet our aim to scale back fatality fee to lower than one per cent.”


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