- Nigeria's coronavirus cases are now officially 11516 after confirmation of 350 new cases
- This was announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday, June 4
- Lagos continues to take the lead with 102 new cases in Nigeria's commercial capital
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday, June 4 reported that there are 350 new cases of coronavirus in Nigeria.
The NCDC via its official Twitter account revealed that the new cases are as follows:
This means there are now 11516 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Nigeria. While 3535 have been discharged, 323 people have died due to the viral disease.
Meanwhile, the NCDC has announced that patients who stop showing coronavirus symptoms will be discharged without waiting for a laboratory negative test.
This was revealed by the director-general of the agency, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, who spoke at the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, in Abuja on Thursday, June 5.
The move is part of the NCDC's new treatment protocols, suggesting that the agency might be overwhelmed as Nigeria continues to record a high number of cases daily.
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In a related development, Imo state council of traditional rulers, Eze Samuel Agunwa Ohiri, has manufactured a five-minute coronavirus testing kit.
Ohiri an American-trained medical scientist said the feat was achieved in his medical factory located at Obi-Orodo in Mbaitoli local government area of the state.
Similarly, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has unveiled 2 emergency ventilators produced by a team of researchers from the Air Force Research and Development Centre and Air Force Institute of Technology, Kaduna.
The ventilators were produced in partnership with the faculty of veterinary medicine, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
The emergency ventilators, tagged ‘NAF E-Vents’, were unveiled on Wednesday, May 27 by the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, in Kaduna state.
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