Nigeria has announced 22 more cases of COVID-19 bringing the case to almost tally at 300. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced that the total number of cases in the country increased from 254to 276 late Wednesday evening.
Fifteen new cases were found in Lagos, four in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), two in Bauchi, while Edo State recorded one case. So far, 44 patients of the virus have been treated and discharged while six have died.
A breakdown of the cases reported in the country show that Lagos is still the epicenter for the outbreak in the country. Lagos State has now recorded 145 cases, FCT – 54, Osun – 20, Oyo – 11, Edo – 12, Bauchi – 8, Akwa Ibom – 5, Kaduna – 5, Ogun – 4, Enugu – 2, Ekiti – 2, Rivers – 2, Benue- 1, Ondo- 1, Kwara – 2, Delta – 1 and Katsina – 1.
The government has intensified contact tracing to check the spread of the disease. Meanwhile, Nigerians have been advised to obey the lockdown directive issued by the government especially in Lagos, Abuja and Ogun.
Twenty-two new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria: 15 in Lagos, 4 in the FCT, 2 in Bauchi, 1 in Edo
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) April 8, 2020
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