Nigeria opens new 500 bed isolation centre as covid-19 cases jump to 254
London, April 8, 2020 (AltAfrica)-As Nigerian government scales up efforts to curb the spread of the COVID-19, more isolation centres are being launched across states in the country, especially those that have been most hit by the pandemic.
The latest is at the Asokoro General Hospital in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja which is now ready to admit any patient from April 10, 2020.
According to the FCT Minister, Muhammad Bello, the facility can accommodate at least 500 bed spaces.
Nigeria on Tuesday recorded additional 16 new cases of Coronavirus, with the national figures hitting 254, according to the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC.
Of the 16 new coronavirus cases, 10 are from Lagos, two in Abuja, two in Oyo, one in Delta and one in Katsina.
Sixteen new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria: 10 in Lagos, 2 in the FCT, 2 in Oyo, 1 in Delta and 1 in Katsina— NCDC (@NCDCgov) April 7, 2020
As at 09:30 pm 7th April there are 254 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Fourty-four have been discharged with six deaths pic.twitter.com/UlDvzM3cUZ
NCDC also reported that 44 Coronavirus patients have recovered and had been discharged, while six death had been recorded so far.
“Sixteen new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Nigeria: 10 in Lagos, 2 in the FCT, 2 in Oyo, 1 in Delta and 1 in Katsina.
“As at 09:30 pm 7th April, there are 254 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Nigeria. Fourty-four have been discharged with six deaths,” NCDC said
On Monday, NCDC had reported 238 national Coronavirus cases, but it has jumped to 254. This shows an increase in infection rate.
With Tuesday’s figure, Delta and Katsina are new entrants into the Coronavirus league. However, the Coronavirus infection in Katsina is that of a doctor who died earlier on Tuesday, according to Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari.
Also, Lagos recorded a jump in figure from 120 cases to 130 while Abuja moved up from 48 to 50 and Oyo from nine to 11.