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Update on Corona Virus: Nigeria’s COVID-19 Cases Rise To 184 As NCDC Confirms 10 New Infections – Says NCDC

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Ten new people have tested positive to coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria to 184.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) revealed in a tweet on

Thursday that the total figure increased from the 174 cases reported yesterday.

This comes shortly after the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, announced that 11 more people had been discharged from the government’s facility in Yaba.

READ ALSO11 More COVID-19 Patients Discharged In Lagos, Says Sanwo-Olu

In the latest tweet, the NCDC updated the number of those who recovered and have been discharged from the isolation centres to 20 – including the latest set of people.

Despite the success recorded in Lagos, seven new cases were discovered in the state while the remaining three were confirmed in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

As of 8pm on Thursday, two deaths have been recorded while the number of confirmed cases in Lagos is near 100.

Similarly, almost 40 people have tested positive for the virus in Abuja and Osun State is the third worst-hit with 14 confirmed cases.

Oyo and Akwa Ibom States have eight and five cases respectively while Ogun, Edo, and Kaduna State have confirmed four cases each.

Bauchi has also recorded three cases of coronavirus with Enugu and Ekiti States confirming two cases each while a case has been discovered in each state of Rivers and Benue.

See the table below for the full breakdown of the confirmed cases of coronavirus in Nigeria as of April 2, 2020:

wenty-three new cases of the #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 174.

Of the 23 cases reported on Wednesday evening, nine are in Lagos, seven are in the FCT, five are in Akwa Ibom, while Kaduna and Bauchi have one case each.

Currently, Lagos which still has the highest number of cases now has a total of 91 infections, followed by the FCT with 35 cases, Osun with 14, Oyo with eight, Akwa Ibom with five, Ogun, Edo and Kaduna with four each, Bauchi with three, Enugu and Ekiti with two, while Rivers and Benue have one each.

Nine have been discharged, while two deaths have been recorded.

Read Also: Nigeria Records 12 New COVID-19 Infections, Total Cases Rise To 151

According to Dr Ehanire, a breakdown of the cases shows that about 70% of them are male while about 30% of them are female.

“The age range is mostly between 30 and 60 years but I must be quick to stress that both men and women of all ages can be infected,” he added.

According to him, the Federal Ministry of Health is using the window of opportunity of the lockdown in the FCT, Lagos and Ogun, to accelerate activities to detect, isolate and treat cases.

“This is important because our ability to achieve the objectives in these states and the FCT will largely define our success in slowing the spread of the infection in our country,” he said.

A critical factor, however, will be the cooperation of members of the public and their adherence to the stay-at-home order especially in the areas under lockdown.

By so doing, “you would have contributed to the efforts to put this under control and return to our normal activities” the minister said.

Meanwhile, as part of preparedness in the Abuja metropolis, he noted that there are “over 1000 bed spaces ready for isolation and treatment of mild to moderate cases.

“We have ICU units ready in Gwagwalada and national hospitals for those who may have complications especially those with underlying illnesses like tuberculosis, HIV, Cancer and also the elderly”.

He, therefore, advised Nigerians to protect the elder and other vulnerable groups of people in society.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported eight new cases of coronavirus in the country, taking the total number of infections to 97.

According to the NCDC, two of the cases were in the Federal Capital Territory Abuja, four in Oyo State, one in Kaduna State and one in Osun State.

Information from the NCDC shows that as of 10:40 pm on March 28, 2020, Lagos had the highest number of cases with 59, followed by the FCT with 16 cases. The number of cases in Oyo surged to seven, Ogun had three while Enugu, Edo, Bauch and Osun states each had two cases.

Four states – Ekiti, Rivers, Benue and Kaduna – each had one case.

The NCDC’s latest confirmation of cases brings to 16, the number of cases announced in the country on Saturday.

One of the cases is Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai who disclosed that he was positive via Twitter. The governor is the first case to be recorded by Kaduna. Read More>>

Abba Kyari, chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, has tested positive for the coronavirus days after returning from an official trip to Germany, TheCable has learnt.

TheCable understands that he ran the test on Saturday based on medical advice, although he was not exhibiting any symptoms.

The result came back on Monday positive and he has gone into isolation eve though the symptoms are yet to manifest, TheCable learnt.

Following his result, Buhari was also advised to run a test but he was negative, Aso Rock sources told TheCable.

Alongside Sale Mamman, minister of power, Buhari’s chief of staff had attended a meeting in Germany with officials of Siemens to discuss issues relating to the Nigerian power sector.

A letter Kyari wrote to the leadership of the national assembly on how federal lawmakers returning from overseas trips were allegedly evading screening had gone viral earlier on Monday.

Nigeria currently has 40 cases of coronavirus.

TheCable had reported about the anxiety at the presidential villa in Abuja over the self-isolation of Bala Mohammed, governor of Bauchi.

The governor went into self-isolation after shaking hands with Mohammed Atiku, one of the sons of Nigeria’s former vice-president, who tested positive for the virus.

The presidency is yet to comment on the COVID-19 status of Kyari and health authorities have also not spoken about it.

But on Monday night, the Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed a coronavirus case in Abuja.

It is unclear if is the case of Kyari that the NCDC reported in the bulletin.

Cross River State governor, Ben Ayade, has declared a total lockdown in the state, as part of measures to contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.

The governor made the declaration in a statement on Monday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Christian Ita.

“All the entry points into Cross River State (land, air, and water) are hereby locked down. Access will be based on passing a thorough screening regime,” the statement said.

He also ordered the indefinite suspension of the Local Government Council elections scheduled to hold on Saturday in the state.

Governor Ayade directed that all educational institutions in the state – both public and private must shut down from Tuesday until further notice.

He ordered all civil servants, except those on essential services such as medical personnel and revenue officers, to stay away from work for an initial period of two weeks, with immediate effect.

The governor directed that all social, cultural, and religious activities be suspended while essential activities in the state must not have a crowd beyond five persons.

On transportation, he ordered that every tricycle and taxi should convey only one passenger at a time and must have hand sanitisers for use by their passengers.

Governor Ayade also asked commercial bus drivers to have only two passengers on a seat and sanitise their vehicles after every trip.

The statement read, “All transport companies must keep a travel manifest for inbound and outbound passengers. They must also provide hand washstands and hand sanitisers in their buses.

“Passengers are consequently encouraged to wash their hands with soap and water and sanitise them before boarding.”

The governor directed that all public areas, bars, and restaurants should be limited to five customers at a time while corporate and business organisations must keep visitors’ registers and take temperature checks of guests using a non-contact infra-red thermometer.

He said any guest with high temperature above 38 degrees Celsius should be reported immediately to the COVID-19 emergency centre.

“The Commissioner for Health should immediately set up a COVID-19 ad-hoc monitoring unit to enforce compliance to all preventive measures as highlighted.

“The governor urges absolute compliance from our people with the above guidelines for our common safety, even as government ramps up efforts to ensure the state remains safe and COVID-19 free,” the statement added.

Governor Of Bauchi In Self-isolation After Contact With Infected Atiku Son

In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Mukhtar Gidado, Governor Mohammed announced that he met Atiku’s son on an Aero Contractors’ flight recently and that the two of them shook hands.

overnor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed, is currently in self-isolation after coming in contact with Mohammed, son of Nigeria’s former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, who has been confirmed to be infected with Coronavirus.

In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Mukhtar Gidado, Governor Mohammed announced that he met Atiku’s son on an Aero Contractors’ flight recently and that the two of them shook hands.

The statement reads, “This is to inform the general public that His Excellency, Bala Mohammed, has gone into self-isolation.

“This development is sequel to a report from the NCDC that the son of former VP of Nigeria was tested positive for Coronavirus upon his return from an international trip through Lagos. >>Read More


Edo State has recorded its first confirmed coronavirus case.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced this on Monday via its verified Twitter handle.
NCDC in the tweet also reported an additional five cases of Coronavirus. This brings the total number of cases in the country to 36.
READ ALSO: Atiku Abubakar’s Son Tests Positive For Coronavirus
Below is a breakdown of the figures across Nigeria as at the time of this report:
Lagos- 25
Federal Capital Territory (FCT) – 6
Ogun- 2
Ekiti- 1
Oyo- 1
Edo- 1

The number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nigeria has risen to 36.

The figure rose after the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced on Monday that six new cases had been confirmed.

According to the health agency, this is the latest update on the disease as of 10:35am on March 23, 2020.

As of 9:45am, a breakdown of the figure showed that two cases were confirmed in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Lagos respectively, while one case was confirmed in Edo State.

Of the total figure of 35 reported earlier, Lagos State and the FCT recorded 24 and six confirmed cases of COVID-19, being the highest in the country.

Similarly, Ogun State has confirmed two cases while Ekiti, Oyo, and Edo States have recorded one case each.

In tweets on its verified handle on Monday, the NCDC explained that 33 of the confirmed cases were active while the other two had been discharged.

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