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248 New COVID-19 Cases Recorded – Medical Associations Advice Against Treating Cases At Home

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Two Hundred And Forty-Eight, (248), new COVID-19 cases, were recorded in Nigeria, as at 11:40 pm, on Sunday, May 10, 2020.

This is according to an update given, by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC.

This now brings the total number of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria to Four Thousand, Three Hundred And Ninety-Nine, (4,399), with Seven Hundred And  Seventy-Eight, (778), of those cases discharged and One Hundred And Forty-Three, (143), deaths recorded.

The number of active cases in Nigeria, as at time of the update, yesterday, is Three Thousand Four Hundred And Seventy-Eight, (3,478), cases.

Nigeria has, however, carried out, only, a meagre Twenty Seven Thousand and Seventy Eight, (27,078) tests, out of the estimated 200 million population of Nigeria.

The new cases recorded, showed that, Lagos State recorded Eighty-One, (81), new cases, while Jigawa recorded Thirty-Five (35), new cases, with Borno State and Kano States recording Twenty-Six, (26), new cases each.

Bauchi State recorded Twenty new cases, while the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, recorded Thirteen new cases, with Edo State recording Twelve, (12), new cases.

Sokoto State recorded Ten, (10), new cases while Zamfara State recorded Seven, (7), new cases, with Kebbi and Kwara States recording Four, (4), new cases each.

Ekiti, Gombe, Ogun and Taraba States, recorded Two, (2), new cases each, while Bayelsa and Osun States recorded One, (1), new case each.

In response to the World Health Organisation, WHO and the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 rest, some cases, will be requested to get treated from home, especially, due to the shortage of bed space to receive patients, some medical associations have advised against this.

According to a report from Punch Newspaper, monitored online tthis morning, Monday, May 11, 2020, the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA and the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives, NANNM, has stressed that, this move is likely to see many people in households that, those who will be treated in homes with large number of people, get infected and increase the number of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria.

It should be noted that, one of the protocols for treating COVID-19 patients, by the World Health Organization, WHO, is that, patients with mild disease and no risk factors, can be managed at home.


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