NCDC confirms 34 new COVID-19 cases, Nigeria’s total now 407

Emmanuel Akosile | ConsumerConnect

Nigeria’s total number of Coronavirus infections has risen to 407, as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced 34 new positive cases of the novel (COVID-19) pandemic.

According to NCDC on its verified Twitter account, Wednesday, April 15, the latest cases were from Lagos, Kano, Kastina, Delta and Niger States of the Federation.

It disclosed that the 34 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded as follows: Lagos – 18, Kano -12, Kastina -2, Delta -1 and Niger -1.

As of 11:20 p.m. Wednesfay night, there are 407 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in 20 states in Nigeria, while 128 have been discharged and 12 deaths recorded.

Nigeria has 267 Active Cases with 128 treated and discharged, while majority of the active cases are in a stable condition.

NCDC stated that Lagos has a total of 232 positive cases, while the FCT and Osun have 58 and 20 confirmed cases of  COVID-19, respectively.

Others are Ogun – 9, Edo – 15, Oyo – 11, Bauchi – six, Kaduna – six, Akwa Ibom – six, Katsina – seven, Kwara – four, Ondo – three, Delta – four, Kano – 16 , Enugu – two, Ekiti – two, Rivers – two, Benue – one, Niger – two and Anambra – one.

Sixteen more COVID-19 patients also have been discharged from Isolation Centres in Lagos State.

Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Governor of Lagos State, confirmed this on his Twitter handle.
They were discharged after each tested negative twice to the virus, he stated.

The development brings the number of patients successfully managed and discharged from facilities in the state to 85.

The governor disclosed that three of the 16 patients who recovered from the virus and were discharged were foreigners – one of them is British, one Chinese and one Polish.

Fourteen of the patients were discharged from the Infectious Disease Hospital In Yaba, while the remaining two were from the Onikan Isolation Centre.

Meanwhile, the NCDC in an SMS, urges Nigerians to “take Responsibility! Avoid gatherings and physical contact.

“Practise social distancing by leaving 2 metres distance from others to prevent Coronavirus spread,” it said.

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