284 new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in Nigeria on Wednesday 20th May 2020.
A breakdown by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC shows that
199 of the new cases were recorded in Lagos, 26 in Rivers, 19 in Oyo, 8
in FCT, 8 in Borno, 7 in Plateau, 6 in Jigawa, 5 in Kano, 2 in Abia and
one each in Ekiti, Delta, Kwara and Taraba state respectively.
Nigeria now has 6677 confirmed cases of the viral disease. 1840 patients have been discharged with 200 deaths recorded so far.
The Plateau State Government has said that two of its health workers have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
Dr Nimkong Lar, the state’s Commissioner for Health, made the
disclosure on Wednesday, at Government House, Jos, after an emergency
Executive Council meeting.
Lar said that the health workers were among the 15 new cases
confirmed on Tuesday by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
He also explained that the new cases had increased the total number of confirmed corporate cases in the state to 50.
According to him, four patients were discharged on Tuesday, bringing
the total number of patients discharged so far in the state to 15, while
35 were still receiving treatment in isolation centres.
He said “Of the 15 confirmed cases, 11 are linked to the case of the
first COVID-19 dead patient in the state, and two are health workers.
“We currently have 11 patients in Plateau specialist Hospital, nine
in Jos University Teaching Hospital, four were discharged yesterday and
the 15 confirmed cases of yesterday are being moved to isolation centres
The commissioner also stated that the state was currently training
two health workers from each from the over 1,000 primary health centres
across the state.
He said that volunteers would also be trained to assist in community
engagement in order to curtail the spread of the disease in communities,