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Health News of Monday, 18 April 2022


Coronavirus: Nigeria records increase in discharge cases - NCDC

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The Nigeria Center for Disease Control has said there is an increase in the number of discharge cases for the coronavirus pandemic.

The Center  in a situation report  released on Friday also said there was a decline in the number of samples tested from 83,642 recorded in Week 13 to 68,911 in Week 14.According to the report, the NCDC said 25 out of the 4,416 in-bound international travelers it tested were positive,which was a decrease compared to 70 reported in week 13.

However, there was an increase in the number of outbound travellers who tested positive to the virus in week 14 as compared to week 13. It read,”In Week 14, the number of in-bound international travellers tested was 4,416 of which 25 (0.6%) were positive compared to 70 (0.7%) (out of 9,483 tested) in week 13.

“Also,  the number of out-bound international travellers tested was 6,413 of which 33 (0.5%) were positive compared to 15 (0.2%) (out of 6,531 tested) in week 13.“The number of samples tested decreased to 68,911 from 83,642 reported in week 13.

These were reported in 36 states and FCT. Travellers from UK, US more positive in COVID-19 test results, says NCDCLassa fever hits 23 states, deaths now 127, says NCDC “In Week 14, the number of new confirmed cases decreased to 116 (0.2%) from 182 (0.2%) with no difference in the percentage test positivity reported in week 13.

These were reported in 8 states and FCT.“The number of discharged cases increased to 131 from 89 in week 13. There were no deaths reported in the last one week.

Cumulatively, since the outbreak began in Week 9, 2020, 255,631 cases and 3,142 deaths have been reported giving a case fatality rate (CFR) of 1.2%.Worldwide, there have been 499,119,316 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 6,185,242 deaths giving a case fatality rate of 1.2%.”