Oyo Reports 87 Fresh Cases As Nigeria’s COVID-19 Infections Near 39, 000
Oyo State reported eighty–seven new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, as Nigeria’s infections stood at 38,948.
This is according to a tweet by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) which noted that the country had six hundred and four (604) fresh cases of the virus for the day.
The data from the NCDC further showed that the latest COVID-19 infections were reported in twenty states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) with Lagos State, the country’s epicenter for the disease, having the highest number of infected people – 203.
A breakdown of the new cases of the pandemic in the country for the day showed they were distributed as thus: FCT – 79; Edo – 41; Osun – 35; Ogun – 24; Rivers – 22; Kaduna – 22; Akwa Ibom – 20; and Plateau – 18.
Others are: Delta – 9; Ebonyi – 9; Imo – 8; Enugu – 5; and Kano – 5; Cross River – 5 ; Katsina – 4; Nasarawa – 3; Borno – 2; Ekiti – 2; and Bauchi – 1.
Of the confirmed infected persons in the West African nation – 38,948 – 16,061 have been discharged with 833 deaths recorded thus far, the data from the health agency indicated.
Earlier in the day, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha who also doubles as the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) said India had donated seven tonnes of hydroxychloroquine to Nigeria as part of efforts to help the West African combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
Boss Mustapha said this on Thursday during a briefing by members of the task force.
According to him, the Nigerian government is grateful for the help from the India Government as well as other nations and organisations in the country’s fight against COVID-19.
“The PTF wishes to thank friendly nations and corporate organisations for their continuing support through the donation of medicines and equipment,” the SGF said.
“In this regard, we thank India for the donation of 7-tons of hydroxychloroquine for treatment of patients,” assuring that “the resources will be judiciously utilized.”