The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 101 new cases of COVID-19 from Lagos State within the period of three days.
Lagos recorded 101 new confirmed cases of Coronavirus out of a total of 144 confirmed cases from 9 states for the period 13 to 15 August, 2022.
NCDC disclosed this through its bi-weekly epidemiological COVID-19 situation report.
It states that in the last 10 weeks, the test positivity ratio has continued to increase with the highest increase being in this reporting week. Majority of cases were reported from Lagos, FCT, Rivers and Kano States.
According to the report, the number of samples tested in 36 states and FCT decreased to
24,411 from 35,063, while confirmed cases reported in 11 states and FCT increased to 1,417 (5.8%) from 1,265 (3.6%) and discharged cases increased to 2,657 from 133.
The agency also revealed that the number of inbound international travellers tested were 803 of which 29 (3.6%) were positive compared to previous record of 28 (3.3%) out of 858 tested.
The outbound international travellers tested were 593 of which 116 (7.1%) were positive
compared to the previous statistics of 133 (3.0%) out of 4,447 tested.
Cumulatively, since the outbreak began in year 2020, 259,377 cases and 3,146 deaths have been reported giving a case fatality rate (CFR) of 1.2%.
Across the globe, there have been 561,156,416 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 6,365,510
deaths giving a case fatality rate of 1.2%.
In response to these new confirmed cases, the Emergency Operations Centres (EOC) has begun gradual integration of COVID-19 response activities into routine public health interventions such as surveillance, risk communication, testing, etc.
They have also reached out to non-reporting states to ensure increased testing and continue follow up with states for reports, initial samples, contact tracing and challenges.
Ongoing media monitoring for COVID-19 misinformation, surge testing at the borders in Akwa Ibom, Kebbi and Sokoto states, COVID-19 Laboratory quality performance audit for existing labs in the network and development of IEC materials for RDT testing have all been added to their response activities.