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Day: 18 August 2020

COVID-19 Cases Reducing in Lagos, Kano, Others –NCDC 

COVID-19 Cases Reducing in Lagos, Kano, Others –NCDC 

Coronavirus, NEWS
The Director-General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, has revealed that the numbers of COVID-19 positive cases in some states have started to drop. Giving an update on COVID-19 on Monday in Abuja, Ihekweazu said that the states are Lagos, Kano, FCT, Plateau, and Borno state. The DG explained that the reason for the reduction in the positivity rate in those states was the result of consistently testing high numbers of persons. He said, “It is only through testing the numbers of people that may have the infection that we can actually understand how widespread that infection is. “The state that gives us the biggest indicator of where we are is the data out of Lagos State. Lagos has consistently made the effort to test as many people as possible.
Young Persons without Symptoms Spreading COVID-19 –WHO

Young Persons without Symptoms Spreading COVID-19 –WHO

Coronavirus, NEWS
The World Health Organisations on Tuesday says COVID-19 is being spread more by young people between ages 20 to 40. According to the global health agency, COVID-19 is being spread by young people between ages 20 and 40 in the Asia-Pacific region who are unaware they are infected because they have no or mild symptoms. Takeshi Kasai, the World Health Organisation’s regional director based in Manila, said because many of the young people were asymptomatic or have mild symptoms of COVID-19, they unknowingly pass on the virus to others. “This increases the risk of spillovers to the most vulnerable, the elderly, the sick people in long-term care, people who live in densely populated urban areas and underserved rural areas,” he told an online press conference. “We must redou