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Global Covid-19 Caseload Surpasses 27 Million

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The global COVID-19 caseload surpassed the milestone of 27 million, with the dead toll of more than 882,000, according to U.S. based Johns Hopkins University.

The U.S. still ranks the first in the tally with a total number of more than 6.27 million infections and a death toll over 188,940.

India surpassed Brazil to become the world’s second-worst-hit country with its total caseload hitting more than 4.2 million, and its death toll reached 71,642.India is passing through the Unlock-4 phase after the pandemic hit the country over seven months ago.

Over the past several weeks, the Asian country’s focus has been on ramping up samples testing, which has led to the sudden jump in new COVID-19 cases found daily.

As per the data from the Indian Council of Medical Research, 48,831,145 samples had been tested till Saturday, with 1,092,654 samples tested on Saturday alone.

Brazil on Sunday said it registered 447 deaths from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, pushing the death toll to 126,650, while thousands headed to beach and other recreational spots for the long weekend of Independence Day, which was on Sept. 7.

The ministry of health also reported that 14,521 cases of infection were detected in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases since the start of the pandemic to 4,137,521, ranking the third in the global tally.

In the southeast state of Sao Paulo, the worst hit by COVID-19 and the most populated in the country, less than 40 per cent of residents stayed at home, the Globo TV network reported, citing government figures.

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111 New COVID-19 Cases , 149 Discharged And 2 Deaths On September 23 «

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111 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
Lagos-31
Gombe-18
Kaduna-18
FCT-15
Rivers-14
Imo-3
Kwara-3
Oyo-3
Bayelsa-2
Ogun-2
Edo-1
Osun-1
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On the 23rd of September 2020, 111 new confirmed cases and 2 deaths were recorded in Nigeria
Till date, 57724 cases have been confirmed, 48985 cases have been discharged and 1102 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory
The 111 new cases are reported from 12 states- Lagos (31), Gombe (18), Kaduna (18), FCT (15), Rivers (14), Imo (3), Kwara (3), Oyo (3), Bayelsa (2), Ogun (2), Edo (1), Osun (1)
A multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, continues to coordinate the national response activities

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Only Lagos , Kano , Ogun , FCT Still Conducting COVID – 19 Tests – PTF

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The Director-General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr Chike Ihekweazu, has said that the COVID-19 transmission would rise with the reopening of schools and airports.
He, therefore, warned against complacency and the belief that infection rates were declining.
Speaking on Monday during a media briefing by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja, the DG said only Lagos, Federal Capital Territory, Ogun and Kano states had been consistently carrying out a high volume of testing.
Specifically, Ihekweazu said testing rates had declined drastically in Taraba, Adamawa, Kogi, Nasarawa, Niger, Kebbi, Zamfara, Jigawa and Yobe states.
The DG observed that Nigerians were not responding to the plea to come out for testing, adding that the testing needed to be sustained in order to combat the pandemic.
He added, “I am very confident about what is going on in Lagos, FCT, Ogun and probably Kano and a few other states. Having said that, it doesn’t mean they should let down their guards completely.
“In fact, with schools and airports opening, we have to increase the level of our testing because inevitably, there would be more transmission. So, how are you able to mitigate the impact of that moving forward, given that we have learnt so much about this virus in the last few months.”
Also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman, Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, called for more vigilance to forestall possible resurgence of the COVID-19 as schools resumed in some states across the country.
He warned that the appreciable progress recorded might be eroded, especially due to the opening of the airspaces to international travels, relaxation of a number of restrictions and opening up of more sectors of the economy.
The National Coordinator of the PTF, Dr Sani Aliyu, said Nigeria was performing below target in terms of tests for COVID-19, warning Nigerians against making the country to record a second wave of the pandemic.
According to him, people are avoiding the tests for various reasons, including payment, fear and stigma.
He, however, stated that the government had established and accreditedlaboratories where tests are done for free.
Aliyu said, “The PTF remains seriously concerned about the current low testing rate we have in the country. Nigerians are not getting tested for COVID-19 but we must test to track, in order to slow the spread of the virus even further and to stop any more preventable COVID-related death.”
Aliyu urged Nigerians to go for COVID-19 tests, which he said are free at 69 laboratories and centres across the country. According to him, a weekly assessment by the PTF had shown that more Nigerians have shown lack of interest in testing for the virus.

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States Receive N1 Billion Each For COVID – 19 Fight

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The National Coordinator of the PTF, Dr Sani Aliyu, disclosed that funds had been released to states to manage the COVID-19 pandemic, urging them to prioritise testing.
Aliyu said, “We have released money recently to 32 state governments; each state government was given N1bn. This is for the purpose of driving their COVID response and we are asking them to please prioritise testing in addition to surveillance activities linked to COVID-19. We urge state governments to please publicise their sample collection locations so that people can access the tests.”

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