The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), as usual, released the daily update on the overall cases of Covid-19 in Nigeria and it reads as follows:
“Total Confirmed = 44,433
Discharged = 31851
Deaths = 910”
304 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
910 deaths pic.twitter.com/waSTKebCfs
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) August 4, 2020
Meanwhile, the update released the day before states as follows:
“Total Confirmed = 44129
Discharged = 20663
Deaths = 896”
288 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
896 deaths pic.twitter.com/NbSo7H63Lx
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) August 3, 2020
This therefore means that a total number of 11,188 cases of Coronavirus were discharged within 24 hours.
This has therefore raised a lot of controversy as Nigerians has responded to this new update given by NCDC on Twitter. See some of the thoughts below:
Dear NCDC, I said I won’t check this your daily cases again but 11,188 discharged within 24hrs what’s happening here? pic.twitter.com/fJCS5A8Dlz
— ?Your Destiny Helper®?? (@AyanfeOfGod) August 4, 2020
God will continue to expose the enemies of humanity who ever and where ever they are. NCDC discharge 11,000 patients in one day? Quit playing games with people's lives. God pass una! pic.twitter.com/Z1DmIx4sDh
— Chiomagermane (@chiomagermane) August 5, 2020
I hope Minister for Information and Culture Mr. Lies Mohammed should understand that the said figure given by NCDC "11,000 COVID-19 patients is a clear HATE SPEECH against Nigerians.
Please when is NCDC going to give us the #5m?
— nNADEDE fRED_nNADEDE (@NNnadede) August 5, 2020
NCDC discharged about 11,000 COVID19 patients in 24hr
If this continues we will be the first country to successfully fight COVID 19.?
— HARRISON ? (@_harrisonJNR) August 5, 2020
This is weird because, 10,946 Nigerians being managed at home suddenly recovered in a day.
Is it that, they were compiling the release of the daily figures or NCDC went out at once, to thousand of homes to test, and discovered that 10,946 have been delivered? https://t.co/W9KEfL0Xde
— Keys of Cambridge? (@dannykeyz__) August 4, 2020