Coronavirus code-named Covid-19


Nigeria has recorded 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.

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.

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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.

However, Lagos has discharged 32 coronavirus patients who have fully recovered and recorded two deaths. Lagos now has 94 active cases.

Abuja, with 48 confirmed cases, Abuja has discharged seven patients and recorded two deaths, with active cases now standing at 41.

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How the States stand

Lagos- 130

FCT- 50

Osun- 20

Oyo- 11

Edo- 11

Bauchi- 6

Akwa Ibom- 5

Kaduna- 5

Ogun- 4

Enugu- 2

Ekiti- 2


Benue- 1

Ondo- 1

Kwara- 2

Delta- 1