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Highlighting the Spread of Coronavirus Pandemic

It has now become imperative that more proactive measures be adopted by critical stakeholders to stem the rising pace of COVID-19 currently devastating the entire globe.

Positive FM Health correspondent, Adebukola Bardi, who has been monitoring daily reportage and updates of coronavirus cases including number of deaths and recoveries, observed that the rate at which confirmed cases are rising, calls for concern.

Specifically, our correspondent notes that between Monday fourth and Monday tenth of this month, a total number of one thousand, eight hundred and thirty four cases were confirmed across the country as posted on the twitter handle of NCDC. This alarming number of cases translates to two hundred and sixty two cases per day

During the same period, three hundred and seventy eight discharges were recorded after the patients received full treatment.

This amounts to fifty four cases per day while a total of fifty seven deaths translating to eight per day was also confirmed.

Our correspondent reports that Lagos State has been consistently leading the table of recorded confirmed cases and deaths from the pandemic, closely followed by Kano State

First case of the disease was recorded in the country in late February this year.

It will be recalled that COVID-19 has ravaged the globe since the beginning of the year with yet to be discovered vaccine for its treatment.

Ondo State on Monday this week, confirmed first death from the total sixteen number of confirmed cases till date.

Assessing the situation, Ondo State epidemiologist, Dr Stephen Fagbemi said even though the world, and Nigeria in particular was still far from winning the war against Covid-19, stakeholders were trying their best to curb the spread.

Dr Fagbemi however stressed the need for citizens to do more in assisting government to end the episode of coronavirus disease.

Bukola Bardi

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