Attention will be focused more on Rivers State COVID-19 cases while a little of the country's (Nigeria) COVID-19 cases will be discussed in this article.
It's a good news to Rivers people as the state recorded a remarkable recovery rate on the novel pandemic viral disease ravaging and terrorising the world entirely.
This could accelerate further spread of the virus in the State as in the case of Lagos, which has been the epicentre of the viral infection in Nigeria and this can be attributed to its commercial status.
Base on how busy Rivers State is and the clustering of her citizens everywhere in the state, one would be estimating Rivers State to be second or third on the country's worst hit state by the pandemic disease. But thanks to God as it is not, and I pray it shouldn't be also.
According to the federal ministry of health/agency in front line tackling infectious disease in the country; the Nigeria Centre for disease control (NCDC), Rivers State recorded 6 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infection on the 20th of July, 2020.
The newly reported figure now brings the total number of confirmed cases in Rivers State to 1,535, out of which 483 cases are currently active as they continue to battle for survival while a total of 49 lives have been claimed by the stubborn virus of Wuhan's Origin.
However, a remarkable recovery rate was seen as a total of One thousand and three (1,003) cases have recovered and have been discharged.
This is indeed a great news to Rivers state as the Governor of the state; Nyesom Wike stated in one of his statewide broadcast last month, complaining that the isolation and treatment centres across the state have been overwhelmed by the increase in number of reported cases.
Base on the latest development on COVID-19 cases in the state, it's a great relief to the state.
Meanwhile, Nigeria reported 562 cases and 12 deaths on COVID-19 on 20th July, 2020. Thereby bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 37,225, out of which 21,091 are still active, 15,333 have been discharged while 801 fatalities have been recorded so far by the NCDC as of 20th of July, 2020.
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