CHAIRMAN of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on the COVID-19 pandemic and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha on Thursday, said the curve of the virus infection in the country has started to flatten.
Speaking during COVID-19 briefing in Abuja, Mustapha said, “Looking back at our National Response, using science, data and experience from other countries, we cannot but say that tremendous progress has been made and that we are beginning to flatten the COVID-19 curve.
“However, as we have always stated, this positive development shall be taken with vigilance and cautious optimism.
“This is based on the fact that we are convinced that we have not tested enough, we have only recently reopened our international flights and that nations that had opened up their economies have done a re-think following the resurgence of the cases in their countries.”
Also on Thursday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), announced 6 new cases of COVID-19 in Delta.
Accirding to the NCDC, a total of 1,799 cases have been recorded in the oil-rich state, with 112 cases on admission, 1,638 discharged and 49 deaths recorded.
NCDC on its verified Twitter handle on Thursday night, also revealed that 131 new cases were recorded in the country on Thursday, saying, “On the 17th of September, 2020, 131 new confirmed cases and 2 deaths were recorded in Nigeria
“Till date, 56,735 cases have been confirmed, 48092 cases have been discharged and 1,093 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory
“The 131 new cases are reported from 18 states- Lagos (45), Kaduna (17), Plateau (17), FCT (16), Delta (6), Niger (6), Kwara (5), Oyo (3), Akwa Ibom (2), Cross River (2), Ekiti (2), Enugu (2), Osun (2), Sokoto (2), Bauchi (1), Ebonyi (1), Katsina (1), Rivers (1).”
30,351,723 have been recorded in the world with 950,557 deaths, and 22,041,437 recoveries.