The Federal Government has expressed happiness that the rate of COVID-19 infection among health workers has reduced and more cases are being successfully treated and discharged.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, represented by the Minister of State Health, Dr. Olorunnimbe Mamora, made this disclosure on Monday in Abuja at the joint national briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.
“Our response remains to build around our strategy of trace, test, isolate and treat.
“In this regard, training of health workers is ongoing across the country on infection prevention and control, contact tracing and case management. The result of this is that the rate of infection among health workers has reduced and more cases are being successfully treated and discharged,” Osagie said.
He said that in the past 24 hours, Nigeria recorded 163 new COVID-19 cases in 12 states, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 60,266 out of 554,006 persons tested so far. The minister added that 51,735 cases have been discharged and 1,115 deaths recorded in 36 states and the FCT.
He said: “There are 7,416 active cases most of which are currently receiving treatment either at home in a care facility. We constantly remind ourselves that this is a new virus and there is a lot to be learnt.”