Nigeria records 1,559 new coronavirus cases in 16 days
London, May 1, 2020 (AltAfrica)-204 more persons have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Nigeria, bringing to 1,932, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria.
With the latest figures, Nigeria has now recorded 1, 559 new cases of the deadly virus, in just sixteen days
Nigeria’s first confirmed coronavirus case and the first in sub-Saharan Africa was in Lagos on February 28, 2020 and the patient was an Italian citizen who works in Nigeria and flew into the commercial city of Lagos from Milan on 25 February
As at Tuesday, April 14, 2020, two days after Easter celebration and about 47 days to the first case, the country recorded nineteen new cases of #COVID-19 to take the total number of cases in the country to 373-Six days later, the figure rose to 627
Eleven new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Lagos State.— NCDC (@NCDCgov) April 14, 2020
As at 11:00 pm 14th April there are 373 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. 99 have been discharged with 11 deaths#TakeResponsibility pic.twitter.com/XtcbJ4qxA6
And 11 days after, Nigeria has recorded additional 932 new cases with 204 infections on Thursday, April 30, 2020, its highest Coronavirus infections in a single day to take the overall total to nearly 2000
Aside the new cases, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control also said that a total of 58 patients have now died of coronavirus-related fatalities in the country an increase of 37 deaths in 11 days
It tweeted, “204 new cases of #COVID19 reported: 80 in Kano, Lagos, 45;
Gombe – 12, Bauchi – nine, Sokoto – nine, Borno – seven, Edo – seven, Rivers – six, Ogun – six, FCT – four, Akwa Ibom – four, Bayelsa – four, Kaduna – three, Oyo – two, Delta – two, Nasarawa – two, Ondo – one, Kebbi – one.
“As of 11:50pm on the 30th April, there are 1,932 confirmed cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria. Discharged: 319; Deaths: 58.
CASE SUMMARY IN NIGERIA AS AT APRIL 30TH 2020— COVID19 (@NCDC_NIGERIA) May 1, 2020
As at April 30 2020, 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Nigeria have recorded at least one confirmed case of #COVID19
71% of all cases are from three states Lagos , FCT and Kano #TakeResponsibility pic.twitter.com/3pM6LFVkJO
“34 states and the Federal Capital Territory in Nigeria have recorded at least one confirmed case of #COVID-19. 71 per cent of all cases are from three states.”
Lagos has always been at the top, but Kano overtakes in Thursday’s released infections
There is serious danger in Kano as the state recorded a whopping 80 new cases of Coronavirus on Thursday.
Kano’s total coronavirus cases is now put at 219, overtaking Abuja that has 178 cases.
Kano, which recorded its first case on 11 April, 2020, has been recording series of mysterious deaths which officials said were not due to Coronavirus
Meanwhile, the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, during a daily briefing on COVID-19, on Thursday in Abuja, expressed concern over the community transmission of the virus.
He said that daily laboratory testing capacity for COVID-19 had been increased to 2,500 in the 15 molecular diagnosis laboratories across the country.
“Active community transmission is illustrated by the increasing number of confirmed persons who have COVID-19.
“This is a major challenge and necessitates a call on all citizens to take COVID-19 infection seriously, and take ownership of their health, and strictly adhere to public health advisories,” he said.