Exactly Four months given that first COVID-19 case was confirmed on February 27, 2020, Nigeria has recorded its highest every single day toll of newest infections with 779 circumstances.
The model new circumstances had been confirmed for 21 states and the federal capital territory (FCT) by the Nigeria Centre for Sickness Administration (NCDC) at 11:42pm on Saturday.
An entire of 390 victims had been discharged on Saturday, rising the number of recoveries from 8,235 to eight,625, whereas fatalities rose from 554 to 558.
Over the earlier Four months, the circumstances have elevated significantly, significantly between May and June — the figures moved from one confirmed case on February 27 to 81 circumstances on March 27, and from 1,337 circumstances on April 31 to eight,733 circumstances on May 27.
One month after recording decrease than 9,000 confirmed COVID-19 infections in May, as of June 27, properly over 20,000 circumstances have now been confirmed in 35 states and the FCT.
Out of Nigeria’s current full of 24,077 people who’ve been confirmed optimistic, 14,894 circumstances are nonetheless energetic.
779 new circumstances of #COVID19Nigeria;
558 deaths pic.twitter.com/JsOtNeFSDx
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) June 27, 2020
Within the meantime, the NCDC has cautioned on utilizing face shields as a substitute of face masks as security in direction of contracting the coronavirus.
In an advisory printed on Saturday, the corporate maintained that there isn’t adequate proof to point that using face shields with out masks will provide vital security in direction of COVID-19.
“For environment friendly security, face shields are utilized in combination with an relevant face masks in healthcare settings,” it be taught.
“There’s in the intervening time restricted to no proof on the effectiveness of face shields to cease COVID-19 when used alone by most individuals in non-healthcare settings.
“There’s in the intervening time no steering provided by the WHO or completely different associated public effectively being authority that recommends utilizing face shields in non-healthcare settings to cease COVID-19.
“Given the restricted proof on the effectiveness of face shields in defending of us from COVID-19 an an infection in neighborhood settings, and the absence of strategies on their use, by the WHO and completely different public effectively being authorities, face shields alone shouldn’t be utilized in stopping the unfold of the COVID-19 an an infection. When used, it must be accomplished along with an relevant face masks.”