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Brazil’s Daily Death Toll Surpases US

Brazil daily coronavirus deaths has been reported to be higher than fatalities in the United States for the first time over the last 24 hours.

This news is according to the country’s Health Ministry.

Brazil registered 807 deaths over the last 24 hours, whereas 620 died in the United States.

Brazil has the second worst outbreak in the world, with 374,898 cases, behind the U.S. with 1.637 million cases.

Total deaths in the U.S. has reached 97,971, according to Reuters tally compared with Brazil at 23,473.

Covid-19 Update: Cases Hit 7000 in Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday recorded 339 new cases of COVID-19 in the country, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 7,016.

The NCDC disclosed this on its twitter handle on Thursday night.

“339 new cases of #COVID19 ; 139-Lagos 28-Kano 28-Oyo 25-Edo 22-Katsina 18-Kaduna 14-Jigawa 13-Yobe 13-Plateau 11-FCT 8-Gombe 5-Ogun 4-Bauchi 4-Nasarawa 3-Delta 2-Ondo 1-Rivers 1-Adamawa.

“7016 total cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria
“Discharged: 1907

“Deaths: 211”

NCDC also announced that to limit transmission of the virus, the centre is training healthcare workers to practise standard care precautions at all times.

The health agency had on Wednesday said that sometimes, COVID-19 test results take longer than 96 hours due to sample transport and other logistics.

“While we work hard to reduce time between sample collection and result notification, please take preventive measures.

“Self-isolation is important,” it stated.

According to NCDC, the health agency does not own quarantine or treatment centres which are the responsibility of the state governments or relevant teaching hospital.
The NCDC said that it only provides guidance on set-up of standard isolation centres, national case management guidelines and training to health workers.

The agency on Wednesday said that since COVID-19 onset, it had proactively provided Nigerians with reliable information on what they know; also through its website- covid19.ncdc.gov.ng.

It called on the need for credible scientists in the country to support in dispelling rumours just like the early days of HIV.

Covid-19 Update: Death Toll Hits 200 As Total Cases Rise To 6,667

Nigeria has recorded 200 death in total as at Wednesday, 20 May as 284 new cases were reported by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) bringing the cumulative number of people infected with coronavirus since the start of the pandemic to 6,677.

This was gathered from the NCDC daily update via its social media handle.

Of Wednesdays figure, 199 are in Lagos and 26 in Rivers, according to figures released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control late Wednesday.

The breakdown shows:

On the same day, dozens were discharged from hospital after treatment–17 in Lagos and 91 in Gombe.

A total of 1,840 had recovered from the virus.

The death toll from Covid-19 reached 200 on Wednesday.

Covid-19 Update : NCDC Confirms 338 New Cases As To Hits 6,000

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 338 new confirmed cases of coronavirus in the country, bringing the total number of infections in Nigeria to 5,959.

The NCDC made this known on Saturday via its verified Twitter handle and website. it also said that 177 of the new infections were recorded in Lagos.

“On the 17th of May 2020, 338 new confirmed cases and 6 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.

“Till date, 5959 cases have been confirmed, 1594 cases have been discharged and 182 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

The 338 new cases are reported from 18 states;

338 new cases of #COVID19; 177-Lagos, 64-Kano, 21-FCT, 16-Rivers, 14-Plateau, 11-Oyo, 9-Katsina, 4-Jigawa, 4-Kaduna, 3-Abia, 3-Bauchi, 3-Borno, 2-Gombe, 2-Akwa Ibom, 2-Delta, 1-Ondo, 1-Kebbi, 1-Sokoto,” it said.

Covid-19 Update: Total Cases Near 5000 As NCDC Reports More 184 Cases

The total number of Covid-19 confirmed cases as reported by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) is now 4,971 after total of 184 new cases was recorded on Wednesday.

This was gathered from the NCDC website while giving the daily Covid-19 update.

Of the new figures, 51 are in Lagos and 23 in Jigawa.

Others are Bauchi(16), Katsina(16), Kano(14), FCT(10), Rivers(10), Kwara(9), Delta(5), Kaduna(5), Sokoto(4), Oyo(4), Kebbi(3), Nasarawa (3), Osun(3), Ondo(2), Ebonyi(1), Edo(1), Enugu(1), Anambra(1), Plateau (1), and Niger (1).

A total 1,070 patients have been discharged after treatment, and 164 others have died.

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