NCDC, FCTA Pegs Active COVID-19 Cases In FCT To 526
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced that only 526 cases of COVID-19 are now on admission in the Federal Capital Territory.
The figures were published following the reconciliation of figures by officials of the NCDC and FCT Health and Human Services Secretariat.
The Acting Secretary of the FCT Health and Human Services Secretariat, Dr. Mohammed Kawu told journalists that the FCT Health and Human Services Secretariat adopted NCDC criteria to be able to discharge the high number of active cases in the Community.
He explained that the reconciliation became necessary in order to set the records straight given the disparity of figures released by the NCDC and FCT Administration on the actual number of active cases in the Territory.
Dr. Kawu however, explained that with increasing volume of tests in the FCT including persons of interest (POIs), majority refused admission into the treatment Centres, resulting in large numbers of confirmed cases in the Community.
Out of a total of 5461 COVID – 19 cases as at 13th September, 2024 were admitted in the various treatment centers with 1925 discharged and 36 deaths while 64 were still on admission.
An additional 38 deaths were recorded outside the treatment centres. Leaving a total of 3462 cases considered to be active.
He hinted that FCT has actually discharged 2967 cases 2958 alive & well + 9 Deaths from the community.
With this development, the NCDC website indicates that Lagos now has the highest number of active COVID-19 cases with 3,318 followed by Oyo 1,085, Plateau is third with 922 while FCT now occupies the fourth position on the table with 526 active cases.