COVID-19 Nigeria Update Today

Taraba, Ebonyi, Bayelsa, and Kebbi states have joined the list of states with COVID-19.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced new 91 cases that see Lagos having 43 cases, Sokoto – 6, Taraba -5, Kaduna – 5, Gombe -3, Ondo -3, FCT – 3, Edo – 3, Oyo – 3, Rivers – 3, Bauchi – 2, Osun -1, Akwa Ibom -1, Bayelsa -1, and Ebonyi with one case as well.

So far 239 have been discharged while 40 have died. With ninety-one new cases, the total confirmed cases currently stand at 1273.

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COVID-19: Two patients flee after testing positive in Borno

The Borno state government has announced that two patients namely Abbas Kaka Hassan (a 24-year-old male) and Hauwa Mohammed (42-year-old female) are on the run after testing positive for COVID-19 at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital in Borno State.

The Commissioner of Health and Secretary to the State Response Team for the Prevention and Control of COVID-19, Dr Salisu Kwayabura, at a press briefing revealed that the male is of Layin Tanki in Gwange 11 while the woman lives in Shuwari ward.

Kwayabura further stated that a diligent surveillance and investigation team is working very hard to track the patients.

Oyo records second COVID-19 death

Oyo Governor, Seyi Makinde has confirmed the second COVID-19-related death in the state.

Made in a Tweet on his Twitter handle early Monday also said that there are currently eight active cases in the state.

Kebbi confirms index case

Kebbi state governor, Abubakar Bagudu has confirmed the index case of COVID-19 in the state.

The Governor on Sunday night during a special broadcast said the index case of COVID-19 is a 40-year-old with a history of traveling to Lagos.

 Lagos discharges six more

Six additional COVID-19 patients have been discharged in Lagos State.

They include three females and three males who have fully from the Lagos University Teaching Hospital isolation facility.

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This was revealed by the Commissioner for health, Professor Akin Abayomi, on his verified twitter handle @ProfAkinAbayomi.

The latest recovery brings total number of discharged COVID-19 patients in Lagos to 123.

Infected Nigerians will be treated in China –FG

The Federal Government has said that the Nigerian citizens infected by the coronavirus would not be evacuated to the country.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that they would receive treatment in their country of residence, adding that bringing them to the country would be dangerous to their host community.

The Ministry’s spokesman, Ferdinand Nwonye, said this on Friday in response to questions in Abuja on the planned evacuation of over 2,000 Nigerians abroad, some of whom have tested positive for COVID-19.

72 Nigerians in Guangzhou and 10 others in the United Kingdom tested positive for the virus.

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