NCDC confirms 6 new cases as Nigeria’s virus infections hit 238

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed six fresh cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.

ConsumerConnect gathered that the disease control agency, in a verified tweet via its official Twitter account, says the total number of cases in Nigeria is 238 as of 9:30p.m. Monday, April 6.

NCDC disclosed that Kwara and Edo States recorded two cases respectively, while Rivers and Abuja, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), confirmed a case each.

However, the overall number of deaths recorded thus far now is five, whereas the figure of those who have been discharged increased from 33 to 35 as of Monday night.

This comes hours after Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Governor of Lagos State, announced that two more people had recovered in the state.

Governor Sanwo-Olu had noted that the latest success made the number of people that have recovered from Coronavirus in Lagos to 31.

According to him, the two patients, both females, were discharged from the government’s Infectious Disease Hospital after they tested negative twice for coronavirus.

Despite the latest development in Lagos, a total of 120 cases have been discovered in Lagos while 48 infections were confirmed in Abuja.

Others are Osun –20, Edo –11, Oyo –nine, Bauchi –six, Akwa Ibom –five, Kaduna – five, Ogun –four, Enugu –two, Ekiti –two, Rivers –two, Kwara –two, Benue –one, and Ondo –one.

Incidentally, a reliable source said for the first time in as many days, Lagos State did not record a new case.

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