The Federal Government has come out to announce a decline in the Covid-19 case fatalities in Nigeria.
FG, however, revealed that Nigeria’s death figure recently crossed the unenviable record of 1,000 fatalities.
According to the chairman of the Presidential Taskforce PTF on Covid-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF, Mr. Boss Mustapha, state governments must ramp up Covid-19 testing because the current sample collection is still low.
He added that the PTF will keep studying the Case Fatality Rate (CFR) even if it has been on a steady decline over the last few months.
His words, “Last week Thursday, we informed you that Nigeria had crossed the 50,000 mark of confirmed cases. Yesterday Sunday, 23rd August, we reached the unenviable record of 1,000 fatalities. We wish to restate that these records are not just numbers as they vividly remind us of the dangers that we still face. May the souls of all those that have lost the battle against COVID-19 rest in peace.”
“The PTF has however continued to study the Case Fatality Rate (CFR) and we note that it has been on a steady decline over the last few months.April 30: 3%May 31: 2.8%June 30: 2.3%July 31: 2.0%Aug 22: 1.92%
“We are however convinced that our sample collection is still low. We, therefore, encourage States to ramp up their testing and to declare correct results because early detection will ultimately translate to treatment and ultimately levelling of the curve.”