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    COVID-19: Nigeria Records Increase in Discharge Cases, says NCDC

    As Nigerian health authorities continue its fight against COVID-19 pandemic, two more people were infected with the diseases in Delta and River state.

    The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this in a Facebook post on Saturday.

    While giving the update on the outbreak of the disease in the country, its stated the new update were recorded on April 14th -15th 2022.

    This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 255,648 since the first COVID-19 case was reported in late February 2020.

    Of the confirmed cases, 249,847 people have been discharged while 3,143 others have died from complications relating to the disease.

    NCDC noted that seven states recorded no cases of the virus: Bauchi, FCT, Kaduna, Kano, Lagos, Nasarawa, and Sokoto.

    However, the Nigeria Center for Disease Control has said there is an increase in the number of discharge cases for the coronavirus pandemic.

    The Center in a situation report released on Friday also said there was a decline in the number of samples tested from 83,642 recorded in Week 13 to 68,911 in Week 14.

    According to the report, the NCDC said 25 out of the 4,416 in-bound international travellers it tested were positive, which was a decrease compared to 70 reported in week 13.

    However, there was an increase in the number of outbound travellers who tested positive for the virus in week 14 as compared to week 13.

    It read, “In Week 14, the number of in-bound international travellers tested was 4,416 of which 25 (0.6%) were positive compared to 70 (0.7%) (out of 9,483 tested) in week 13.

    “Also,  the number of out-bound international travellers tested was 6,413 of which 33 (0.5%) were positive compared to 15 (0.2%) (out of 6,531 tested) in week 13.

    “The number of samples tested decreased to 68,911 from 83,642 reported in week 13. These were reported in 36 states and FCT.

    “In Week 14, the number of new confirmed cases decreased to 116 (0.2%) from 182 (0.2%) with no difference in the percentage test positivity reported in week 13. These were reported in 8 states and FCT.

    “The number of discharged cases increased to 131 from 89 in week 13. There were no deaths reported in the last one week.

    Cumulatively, since the outbreak began in Week 9, 2020, 255,631 cases and 3,142 deaths have been reported giving a case fatality rate (CFR) of 1.2%.

    Worldwide, there have been 499,119,316 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 6,185,242 deaths giving a case fatality rate of 1.2%.”

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