COVID-19 Update: Nigeria Records Fresh 490 New Cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says it has recorded an additional 490 fresh cases of coronavirus in the country, bringing a toll to 24,567. Accordingly, seven persons lost their lives to the pandemic on Sunday, bringing the number of deaths by the virus to 565 in the country. Though there was a decline in the number of cases reported on Sunday which is 490 when compared with the previous day Saturday (770).

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has disclosed that the Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo was declared over as it does not constitute an international public health emergency any longer. The outbreak was recorded as the second-largest Ebola epidemic with 3,463 confirmed cases and 2,277 deaths in over two years. The Congolese Minister of Public Health, Dr. Eteni Longondo has on Thursday announced that the outbreak in the northeastern region of the country in the Ituri and North Kivu provinces. He added that DR Congo had for over 55 days not recorded a single case of the deadly disease.

WHO Approves Dexamethasone For Critically Ill COVID-19 Patients

Following the global fight against the Coronavirus and the need to boost recovery, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has approved the use of dexamethasone, a steroid that has life-saving potentials, in the treatment of critically ill COVID-19 patients. Tedros Ghebreyesus, the WHO Director-General made the disclosure during a virtual briefing from Geneva, saying there is a need to increase the production of the drug for worldwide distribution. He said though "the data on it is still preliminary,” the recent finding has given the world a much-needed reason to celebrate.

COVID-19: Cases May Continue To Raise, And Death Eminent – FG

The Federal Government has warned that Nigeria might begin to record many deaths due to coronavirus in the next three weeks, as testing capacity has been enhanced and this would mean more cases to be recorded.

COVID-19 Cases Exceed 20,000 In Nigeria

Following the announcement of 436 new COVID-19 infections, Nigeria has on Sunday recorded over 20,000 Coronavirus cases. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made the announcement during its daily updates in Abuja, adding that the new cases were recorded in 18 states. Lagos states recorded the highest with 169 new cases while Oyo and Plateau have 52 and 31 new cases respectively.

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