Nigeria has recorded its second death from the coronavirus (COVID-19), as the number of confirmed cases stands at 131, of which 68 are in Lagos, 21 in FCT, 7 in Oyo, 3 in Ogun, 2 in Bauchi, 2 in Edo, 2 in Osun, 2 in Enugu and 1 each in Benue, Ekiti, Kaduna, and Rivers States.
The fatality was recorded over the weekend in the person of a patient who had underlying illness. However, till date, three (3) persons have been discharged from successful treatment.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, who disclosed this on Monday at the Presidential Task Force Briefing on COVID-19 in Abuja, said that majority of those infected with the disease are persons who came from overseas and others have been traced as close contacts of such returnees.
According to him, “We have intensified contact tracing and our strategy remains to promptly detect cases, isolate them and follow up with contacts, isolate and treat, in order to reduce the spread of infection.
“The Federal Ministry of Health is working closely with states and the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, to review response activities and to institute measures to protect the health and wellbeing of Nigerians while the NCDC- led multi-sectoral Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) continues to coordinate national response activities.
“The NCDC has expanded its capacity by engaging hundreds of ad-hoc staff to support various areas of response including the call centers, contact tracing and follow-up of persons of interest.
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