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Covid-19: FCT Active Cases Surpass Lagos

The number of active COVID- 19 cases in the Federal Capital Territory has surpassed Lagos State , which hitherto was identified as the epicentre of the outbreak in the country.

The COVID- 19 situation report by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control for August 2 showed that Lagos had 12 , 915 cases, while the FCT had 2 , 759 .

However , the NCDC, in its COVID- 19 Situation Report released on Thursday , stated that Abuja , which had 4 , 241 confirmed cases , was reported to have discharged 1 , 231 and recorded 45 deaths with 2 , 965 active cases.

On the other hand, Lagos , which recorded 15 , 627 confirmed cases, was reported to have discharged 13,119, while 192 deaths and 2,316 active cases were recorded in the state .

This indicates that Lagos recorded a 557 per cent reduction in active cases between August 2 and 6 , while the FCT showed a 7 . 4 per cent increase.

Covid-19 Update: Nigeria’s Total Cases Rise Above 40,000

The tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria has reached 40,532 as 555 new infections were announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

The center disclosed this on its verified Twitter handle on Sunday night.

It said that on the 26th of July 2020, 555 new confirmed cases and 2 deaths were recorded in country.

Also according to the tweet, till date, 40532 cases have been confirmed, 17374 cases have been discharged and 858 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

The new cases are reported from 18 states- Lagos(156), Kano(65), Ogun(57), Plateau(54), Oyo(53), Benue(43), FCT(30), Ondo(18), Kaduna(16), Akwa Ibom(13), Gombe(13), Rivers(12), Ekiti(9), Osun(8), Cross River(3), Borno(2), Edo(2), Bayelsa(1).

Covid-19 Update: Nigeria’s Total Cases Now 36,107

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control in its daily update on Coronavirus pandemic has reported that the total confirmed cases in Nigeria has reached 36,107 as 653 new cases was recorded in the last 24 hours.NCDC announced this via its official website that on the 18th of July 2020 that 653 new confirmed cases and 6 deaths were recorded in Nigeria and that it carried out a total daily test of 4,325 samples across the country.

The Centre revealed that 14,938 patients have been discharged while 778 deaths have been recorded throughout the federation.It update further revealed that a total of 208,446 tests have been carried in the country.

The 653 new cases were reported from 28 states- Lagos (115), Kwara (85), Enugu (80), FCT (78), Rivers (36), Ondo (35), Oyo (30), Katsina (28), Kaduna 19), Abia (19), Nasarawa (18), Plateau (17), Imo (16), Ogun (9), Ebonyi (9), Benue (9), Kano (9), Delta (8), Bauchi (7), Ekiti (6), Gombe (4), Bayelsa(4), Adamawa(4), Osun(4), Cross River(1), Yobe(1), Borno(1), Zamfara(1).

Covid-19 Update: Nigeria Now Has 33,616 Cases

The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control has announced that the total confirmed cases of Covid-19 is now 33,616 as 463 new cases was recorded on Tuesday.

It revealed that 745 people have died from the virus in the country, while 13,792 patients have been discharged.

Lagos, the epicenter of the pandemic in the country recorded 128 cases in the last 24 hours.

Kwara-92 Enugu -39 Delta -33 Edo -29 Plateau -28

Kaduna -23 Oyo -15 Ogun -14 Osun -14 FCT -12

Ondo -9 Rivers-9 Abia -8 Bayelsa-5 Ekiti -3
Borno -2.

Nigeria Develops Indigenous Covid-19 Test Kit

Nigeria government has announced the indigenous development and validation of RNA -Swift, a test kit for the identification of SARS- CoV- 2 , the causative agent for COVID- 19.

The Minister of Science and Technology , Ogbonnaya Onu , announced this during a press conference in Abuja.

Ogbonnaya said the move was to accelerate the capacity to test people and help effectively manage the coronavirus pandemic .

He said that the RNA – Swift has amazing precision for the detection of SARS-COV- 2 and will be commercially available at a price that places it ahead of competitors in terms of sensitivity and affordability.

He also told reporters that in the coming months, five million farmers would be tested with the RNA – Swift kits from the first 10 million kits to be produced.

The minister also confirmed that the RNA – Swift product team is in consultation with the African Development Bank for the funding of an African – wide testing programme for COVID – 19 and the establishment for RNA – Swift production in Nigeria.

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