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14 U.S. states hit highest level of new COVID-19 cases, Nigeria records highest single-day infection

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu

Nigeria on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 recorded its highest single-day infection of the coronavirus disease with 663 new cases. Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Chief Executive Officer, NCDC The latest figure was released late on Tuesday by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), which had before now put the highest single-day infection for the country at 553 on May 30. The ...

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Kenya confirms 167 new COVID-19 cases as tally rises to 2,767

Uhuru Kenyatta

Kenya’s Ministry of Health on Sunday, June 7, 2020 confirmed that 167 people tested positive to COVID-19, bringing the total number to 2,767. President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta Mutahi Kagwe, Cabinet Secretary in the ministry, said the cases were detected from 2,833 samples, which were tested in the last 24 hours. Kagwe said that out of the 167 people, who ...

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Nigeria records 339 new Covid-19 infections, 11 deaths


The confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Nigeria increased by 339 on Thursday, May 21, 2020 to bring the total number of the infections in the country to 7,016. Coronavirus The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), which announced the record increase on its website, also said 11 new deaths were recorded on Thursday to increase the total number of lives ...

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Scientists say up to 50,000 COVID-19 deaths possible in South Africa

Zweli Mkhize

South Africa could see up to 50,000 coronavirus deaths and as many as 3 million infections by the end of the year as the southern hemisphere winter leads to a higher rate of infection, scientific models showed on Thursday, May 21, 2020. South African Minister of Health, Zweli Mkhize The country already has the highest number of infections and deaths ...

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Lagos conducts 16,000 COVID-19 tests

Prof. Akin Abayomi

The Lagos State Government says it has conducted about 16, 000 COVID-19 tests at a cost of N40,000 to N50,000 per test. Prof. Akin Abayomi, Lagos State Commissioner for Health Prof. Akin Abayomi, the Commissioner for Health, made this known at the Lagos COVID-19 update on Thursday, May 21, 2020. Abayomi said that there were plans to ramp up testing ...

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Nigeria records 288 new Covid-19 cases

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu

Lagos State contributed a huge chunk of 179 out of the 288 new coronavirus disease infections recorded by Nigeria on Friday, May 15, 2020. Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Chief Executive Officer, NCDC The figures were released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on its Twitter handle. Lagos had on Wednesday and Thursday recorded 51 and 58 new cases respectively ...

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Lagos discharges another 13 COVID-19 patients, recants statement on cause of Dubai returnee’s death

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Government says it has discharged another 13 COVID-19 patients from its Yaba and Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) isolation facilities to reunite with the society. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State The state government, through its verified Twitter handle, said on Thursday, May 14, 2020 that the patients were two females and 11 males, all Nigerians. “The ...

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Lagos records four more COVID-19 related deaths, Kebbi announces first

Alhaji Atiku Bagudu

The Lagos State Ministry of Health on Saturday, May 2, 2020 announced another four COVID-19 related deaths, as the number of confirmed cases in the state jumped to 1,022. Alhaji Atiku Bagudu, Governor of Kebbi State The ministry, however, did not give additional information about age, sex, nationality and medical history of the deceased. “Unfortunately, four #COVID-19 deaths were recorded. ...

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Lagos urges residents to control plastic pollution

Babatunde Durosimi-Etti

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 urged the residents to support its efforts to control plastic pollution in the state. Commissioner for the Environment, Mr Babatunde Durosinmi-Etti, gave the advice during the commemoration of the World Environment Day (WED) in Lagos. Durosinmi-Etti, who was represented by Mr Babatunde Hunpe, the Special Adviser to Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode on ...

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Flooding: Lagos advises citizenry on diarrhoea scourge


Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris, is concerned about reported cases of diarrhoea related diseases in parts of the state, following the heavy rains and resultant flooding. In this call he made recently, the Commissioner advised the citizenry to observe strict infection control measures, be on the alert and notify government of suspected cases Following the heavy rainfall ...

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