By Williams Anuku, Abuja
There are indications that the resurgence of COVID-19 is eliciting fears among the populace of the nation’s capital, as over 8,000 cases have been confirmed by health authorities as of noon on Monday.
This development was confirmed by the Acting Secretary, Health and Human Services Secretariat (HHSS), Dr Mohammed Kawu, who said a good number of the patients were critically down and struggling for survival through oxygen at the University of Abuja Teaching hospital (UATH) Gwagwalada and Thisday Dome Isolation Centres.
He, however, reiterated that the second wave of the COVID-19 has been confirmed by health experts to be more deadly than what was experienced in the past.
According to him, ” cases in the nation’s capital have hit 8,338 but efforts are being mobilised to urgently contain the spread”.
Kawu hinted that this figure was established after about 86,505 suspected cases were investigated and tested.
He warned that residents should not let down their guard regarding the pandemic.
He further explained that with a per capital testing rate of over 18,021 per million (1.8 per cent population), FCT remains the only state to attain and surpass the COVID-19 testing target of one per cent population set by the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 (PTF).