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26% Of Nigeria’s COVID-19 Cases From ‘Unknown Source’ – NCDC


Twenty-six per cent or 203 of the 782 confirmed COVID-19 circumstances in Nigeria as of April 21 are from unknown sources, in response to a report by the Nigeria Centre for Illness Management (NCDC).

The NCDC’s state of affairs report for Tuesday additionally confirmed that 27 per cent or 210 of the circumstances within the nation concerned individuals with journey historical past, 35 per cent or 274 of the circumstances have been contacts of these with journey historical past, whereas 12 per cent or 95 of the circumstances have been tagged as incomplete.

Nigeria witnessed an upsurge in coronavirus circumstances on Tuesday because the NCDC confirmed a report 117 circumstances, pushing the nation’s whole infections in direction of 800.

The newest report from the specialist company confirmed that the pandemic didn’t, nevertheless, unfold to any new state throughout the day and all 117 new circumstances have been restricted to locations the place circumstances had already been confirmed. Based mostly on the report, 24 states and the Federal Capital Territory Abuja have confirmed.

In all, 197 individuals have recovered from COVID-19 within the nation however, tragically, the pandemic has claimed 25 lives.

In keeping with the NCDC report, males account for 70 per cent or 544 of the nation’s whole circumstances with females accounting for 30 per cent or 238 of the circumstances.
Essentially the most affected age group is 31-40. This group accounts for 20 per cent of whole circumstances within the nation.

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For the reason that first COVID-19 case was confirmed within the nation on February 27, the federal and state governments have taken a number of measures to stop the unfold together with asserting lockdowns and restrictions on motion and gatherings in addition to the closure of airports and faculties.

However with the circumstances persevering with to unfold, there have been elevated requires testing.

The NCDC report signifies that as of Tuesday, eight,934 samples had been examined.
Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Discussion board and Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, instructed Channels TV on Tuesday that not sufficient testing was being carried out.

“For now, it is true that we are not testing enough,” he stated throughout a Skype interview on Politics As we speak. “There have been only about 8,000 tests from the record of the NCDC. If we have only 8,000 tests and we already have over 600, almost 700, of them testing positive, if you extrapolate from that, it is a worrisome number.”

The governor additionally stated there was nothing to indicate that the virus wouldn’t unfold to the entire 36 states.

As a part of efforts to curb the unfold, he stated the governors have been working with the NCDC to make sure that all states have testing centres and for extra individuals to get examined.

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