COVID-19: Week 39 update

As of 27th September 2020, a total of 1,051 confirmed cases have been recorded including 60 deaths, 28 active cases and 963 (92%) recoveries in the three states. In Borno, 1 confirmed case was reported for week 39 and there was no death recorded. 2 patients were discharged. 23 samples were collected in week 39. Total initial samples tested so far stands at 10,764.

In Adamawa, 6 new confirmed cases were reported for week 39. 227 samples were tested as against 10 in week 38, a 96% increase in samples tested. Weekly positivity rate of 3% was reported as against 40% reported in the preceding week. 1 mortality reported within the week and 9 recoveries from home care were made.

In Yobe 1 new confirmed case was reported for week 39. Eleven (11) contacts have completed 14 days of monitoring without symptoms. 67 samples were collected in week 39, and the positivity rate for the week is 2.4%.

Weekly COVID-19 Summary situation for the BAY states:

 

States

Cases

Deaths

 

Days since last report

New cases in last 7 days

% change in new cases

Cumulative Cases

New deaths in last 7 days

% change in new deaths

Cumulative deaths

Borno

1

 

742

 

36

1

Adamawa

6

▲50%

240

1

0%

17

1

Yobe

1

▼67%

76

 

8

3

In the past weeks, there has been significant decline in the number of confirmed cases reported across the 3 affected states. The table below shows decline in number of reported cases in Borno state.

Yobe:
• The SPHCMB, with support from WHO and NCDC, conducted sensitization training for 340 (20 persons per LGAs) Patent Medicine Vendors (PMV) on COVID-19 case detection and IPC to scale-up case detection in the community.
• WHO, in collaboration with SMOH, SPHCMB and partners, conducted sensitization training for 120 Traditional, Religious, and influential leaders, and 178 (1 person per ward) Town Announcer’s on COVID-19 case detection and IPC in 8 high-budren and security-compromised LGAs.
• WHO contact tracing and monitoring, and active case search teams, are working in remote and high-budren LGAs, in a bid to scale-up cases detection and sample collection in Yobe state. In week 39, WHO Surveillance and communications teams, in collaboration with Yobe SMOH and SPHCMB, conducted sensitization of 495 households on COVID-19 prevention in high-burden LGAs.
• WHO, SMOH, SPHCMB, and partners are supporting the implementation of COVID-19 response activities such as screening at the POE, active case search, case investigations, contact tracing, and risk communication in high-burden LGAs- Damaturu, Potiskum, Nguru, Bade, and Geidam