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COVID-19: Nigeria records downward cases – Minister



Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, said yesterday that in the last few days, Nigeria
has recorded a downward trend in the number of positive COVID-19 cases, as well as fatalities.

Speaking at the Presidential Task Force, PTF, on COVID-19 briefing, Ehanire disclosed that the country recorded 57,242 COVID-19 cases out of 479,628 samples that were tested.

He also disclosed that 48,569 patients have been treated and discharged from hospitals while 1,098 deaths were recorded.

He, however, added that unfortunately, the country could not rejoice or speak of success, as international news media show scenes of upsurge in COVID-19 cases.

Ehanire who said that the ministry was working hard to speed up testing, noted that it was imperative for citizens to generate confidence in the country’s data base on Covid-19.

He noted that states could also ensure that suspected symptomatic COVID-19 cases were sent for treatment on time or supported with medical oxygen to save lives and reduce fatalities.

He disclosed that distribution of oxygen concentrators and ventilators to various health institutions has commenced with training of about 176 intensive care specialists and biomedical engineers who would use them in the hospitals courtesy of the United States government and would complement what Nigeria has at the ICUs.


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