Coronavirus: Recoveries from Covid-19 in Nigeria hit 1,070, 111 in 24 hours (explainer)

Coronavirus: Recoveries from Covid-19 in Nigeria hit 1,070, 111 in 24 hours (explainer)

Despite the rise in the cases of coronavirus, Nigeria has similarly continued to witness a spike in the figure of recoveries, bringing a whisper of relief as the number of discharged patients now hit a heart-warming figure of 1,070.

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On Thursday morning, May 14, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced 184 new cases in 22 states, with Lagos unsurprisingly leading the pack with 51 cases, followed by Jigawa (23), Bauchi (16), Katsina (14), Kano (14), FCT (10), Rivers (10) and Kwara (9).

Kaduna and Delta states shared five (5) new cases each in the first ten list. In total, there are 4,971 confirmed cases in the record of the disease control agency spread across 35 states including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

164 casualties were also reported with the recovery figure delightfully mounting to 1, 070.

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What this means is that within the period of 24 hours when coronavirus cases hit 4,971, 111 new recoveries have been recorded across the affected states.

Interestingly, among the new recoveries recorded were a 98-year-old woman and 25 other patients who were successfully treated in Lagos state.

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of the state, revealed that the woman was the oldest coronavirus patient in the state - and probably the oldest in the country.

"Today, we discharged a 98-year-old woman, our oldest #COVID19 patient in Lagos," the governor said on Twitter on Wednesday.

"She joined 25 others; 13 males and 12 females, discharged from our isolation centres after testing negative for #COVID19, bringing the total of our successfully managed and discharged patients to 528."

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Meanwhile, reported that amid coronavirus scare in the state, Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara has ordered the sack of a Covid-19 team member for unilaterally attending to a suspected case who was later evacuated with an ambulance.

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The governor also issued queries to the officials of the state health ministry in what he described as their failure to take necessary precautionary measures on the incident that was caught in a viral video.

The Covid-19 team members found themselves in the hook after video footage emerged showing a driver of the team attending to someone suspected to have coronavirus without waiting for the Rapid Response Team (RRT). ( -> We have upgraded to serve you better

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