Coronavirus cases rises to 873 as Nigeria records 91 new cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announces 91 new cases of coronavirus in the country.


According to reports from NCDC, Lagos records 71 new cases, five in Katsina and four in Ogun state.

Delta and Edo have two cases each while Kwara, Oyo, Abuja and Adamawa recorded one case each.

Lagos still remains the major centre with 504 cases while Abuja and Kano with 119 and 73 cases respectively.

Coronavirus now spread to 25 states after Adamawa state records it index case on Wednesday, April 22.

Nigeria now records a total of 873 coronavirus cases in 25 states and Abuja. The country also records three more deaths on Wednesday bringing the death case to 28 while 197 patients have been discharged.

In other news…

Oyo state records its first coronavirus death since the outbreak of the disease in Nigeria.

Announcing on Wednesday night is Governor Seyi Makinde. He said the patient died at the University College Hospital (UCH) in Ibadan before his test result came out.

Efforts are ongoing to trace those the deceased had physical contact with and also to collect their samples for testing.

The governor, Seyi Makinde said:

One patient in the state has also been transferred to Lagos leaving only five active cases in the state.

Makinde added:

As reported earlier, one confirmed case was transferred to Lagos. So, there are currently five active cases in Oyo State.

We thank APIN Health Initiatives who donated medical supplies, Aviel Apparel who offered their factory as the venue for the production of one million face masks, and all others who donated in cash and kind towards the government’s effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

We urge the following categories of people who have not already done so, to call the Emergency Operations Centre on 08095394000 / 08095863000 / 08078288999 / 08078288800, for the ongoing drive through/walkthrough testing at Adamasingba Stadium;

  1. a) People who believe they could have come into contact with a COVID-19 case in Oyo State;
  2. b) People who returned to Nigeria from abroad within the last one month and their contacts;
  3. c) People with respiratory symptoms and
  4. d) Healthcare workers who have been in contact with the high-risk groups, above.
  5. Please, keep following the directives of the Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force. Wash your hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, regularly. Also, continue to maintain social distancing. Gatherings in Oyo State are limited to a maximum of ten persons.
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