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5,445 COVID-19 Cases Officially Recorded In Nigeria As PTF Urges Hospitals To Treat Non-COVID-19 Patients

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Five Thousand, Four Hundred And Forty-Five, (5,445), Officially recorded COVID-19 cases in Nigeria, stands at Five Thousand, Four Hundred And Forty-Five, (5,445), as at May 15, 2020, according to the update given, by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, during the PTF briefing on COVID-19.

The update, also, shows that, a total number of Two Hundred And Eighty-Eight, (288), new cases were recorded yesterday, while One Thousand, Three Hundred And Twenty, (1,320), cases have, so far been discharged, with deaths, standing at One Hundred And Seventy-One, (171).

The number of current active cases, in Nigeria is, Three Thousand, Nine Hundred And Sixty Four, (3,964).

The number of samples tested, so far in Nigeria, as given in the update, stands at Thirty Thousand, Six Hundred And Fifty-Seven, (30,657).

The cases recorded yesterday in some States and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, as shown in the update, shows that, Lagos State recorded a whooping One Hundred And Seventy Nine, (179), new cases, while Kaduna State recorded Twenty, (20), new cases, with Jigawa and Katsina States recording Fifteen,(15), new cases each.

Borno State recorded Thirteen, (13), new cases each, while Ogun State recorded Eleven, (11), new cases, with Kano State recording Eight, (8), new cases.

The Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, recorded Seven, (7), new cases, while Ekiti and Niger States recorded Four, (4), new cases each, with Bauchi, Delta and Oyo States, recording Three, (3), cases each. Kwara State recorded Two, (2), new cases, while Edo State recorded one, (1), new case.

The Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, has urged hospitals to treat non-COVID-19 patients that visit their hospitals, to avoid unnecessary deaths in the country, while urging the State governors to ensure that health services continue in their various States, as the fight against COVID-19 progresses, as laid down in the protocol.

“The PTF wishes to reiterate this call and request that, health service providers should help relieve the burden of diseases in the country, by offering the required services.

As of present, records show that, we may be experiencing more unnecessary deaths, because our hospitals are turning back non-COVID-19-related patients”, Mustapha stated.

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