Nigeria now has over 20,000 cases of coronavirus. This was according to the latest figures released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) last night.
From the 436 new cases announced, Lagos, the epicenter of the dreaded virus has 169 new cases, Oyo has 52, Plateau-31, Imo-29, Kaduna-28, Ogun-23, FCT-18, Enugu-18, Bauchi-17, Bayelsa-14, Rivers-8, Osun-6, Kano-6, Edo-5, Benue-5, Adamawa-3, Borno-2, Abia, and Ekiti have one case each.
From the total confirmed cases of 20,244, 6,879 patients have been discharged, while 518 deaths have also been recorded.
Confirmed Cases by State
|States Affected||No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed)||No. of Cases (on admission)||No. Discharged||No. of Deaths|
Lagos Discharges Fully Recovered 45 COVID-19 Patients, Total Now 1328
The Lagos State government has discharged another of 45 recovered COVID-19 patients, comprising 18 females and 27 males from its isolation facilities across the state to reunite with the society. This takes the total number of patients so far discharged in the state after treatment to 1,328.
This was announced by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu as the Incident Commander in a release made available by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Mr. Gboyega Akosile.
According to Sanwo-Olu, the patients were 20 from Gbagada, nine from Onikan, two from Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital (MIDH), Yaba, one from Agidingbi, one from Lekki and 12 from LUTH isolation centres. The governor said that they were all discharged having fully recovered and tested negative for COVID-19.
He, therefore, enjoined Lagosians to continue to adhere strictly to rules, including physical distancing and hand hygiene principles to endure that the state was free from COVID-19, affirming that the pandemic was real.