More than 70% of Covid19 patients recover in the south East, a cheery news for people in the region.
States that make up the South East region of Nigeria are Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo States.
Enugu Metro’s calculations however show that this rate of recovery is roughly the same as the national average.
Of 3,018 cases reported in the South-East, 878 remain active, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said last night.
Enugu (401) manages the highest number of active Covid19 cases, followed by Imo(318), Abia(122), Ebonyi(32) and Anambra(5).
A total of 237 patients were however discharged this week across the five states.
The region also ended the week (3 – 8 August 2020) with 215 new cases and nine(9) new deaths.
Anambra recorded the most deaths (6) this week, followed by one (1) fatality each from Enugu, Ebonyi and Imo States.
Enugu Gains Unenviable Records
Enugu State climbed to an unenviable first position in the number of cases of #Covid19 being reported for the region.
The state has 30% of infections in the region, calculated by Enugu Metro from figures so far published by the #NCDC.
These figures mean that Enugu accounts for one out of every three infected persons in the South East.
Enugu cases have overtaken all other states in the region in another key index. The State today accounts for a quarter of all Covid19 deaths in the region.
Enugu also has the slowest rate of discharge in the region as it manages more active cases than every other.
Over 70% of Covid19 patients recover nationwide
NCDC reported 453 new confirmed cases of Covid19 and six (6) deaths nationwide yesterday, 8 August 2020.
The 453 new cases are from 20 states- FCT(75), Lagos(71), Benue(53), Delta(39), Borno(30), Enugu(25), Plateau(24), Osun(20), Abia(19), Oyo(17), and Kaduna(16).
Others include Kano(13), Ebonyi(13), Ogun(9), Kwara(7), Ondo(6), Gombe(3), Ekiti(2), Akwa Ibom(1) and Rivers(1).
This raises total cases of Covid19 in Nigeria to 46,140 with 33,044 already discharged while 942 persons died.
All 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) are under attack by the virus.