The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has confirmed 462 new cases of #COVID-19 in Nigeria as at 31st July 2020 with a total of 19,565 discharged patients after they tested negative twice and a record of 879 deaths.
Heathforbes Media gathered that rapid response team are working closely with State Government to manage the transmission and spread of the deadly virus and strengthen the State’s response capacity.
The team was reported to have trained health workers and supported the monitoring of compliance to infection prevention and control in the state.
The Honourable Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire and the Coordinator, Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu received additional medical supplies from United Nations and European Union in Nigeria as part of support to Nigeria’s #COVID19 response.
However two new laboratories have been activated for inclusion in the NCDC Molecular Lab Network which are;
- Molecular Diagnostics Lab, Gombe State Specialist Hospital
- United Nations IOM Lab, FCT
Presently there are 61 labs with capacity to test for #COVID-19 in the #NCDCLabNetwork.
The NCDC rapid response team was reported to have also supported the Kogi State Ministry of Health in response to the #COVID19 pandemic.
The breakdown of cases by state is as follows;
FCT-93, Lagos-78, Plateau-64, Kaduna-54, Oyo-47, Ondo-32, Adamawa-23, Bauchi-19, Rivers-9, Ogun-9, Delta-9, Edo-7, Kano-6, Enugu-6, Nasarawa-5, Osun-1.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, (NCDC) has warned the Muslims celebrating Eid-el-Kabir to take responsibility this festive season by washing their hands regularly with soap under runing water, wear a face mask, avoid large gatherings and stay at home.
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Contact tracing has been the key as NCDC teams are working hard to identify, test and isolate those who have been in contact with a #COVID19 case.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, (NCDC) Team is working hard with the Federal Capital Territory Administration and partners to strengthen contact tracing and testing capacity in the nation’s capital, FCT.