COVID-19 Update Nigeria Today

Nigeria has now crossed the one thousand mark as the Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC) records an additional 114 cases of COVID-19 in the country.
According to the released figures, eighty are in Lagos, twenty-one in Gombe, 5 in FCT, 2 in Zamfara, 2 in Edo, 1 in Ogun, 1 in Oyo 1 in Kaduna and 1 in Sokoto.
With the total confirmed cases now 1095, the government agency also reported that 208 patients have been discharged after testing negative twice to the virus with 32 dead so far.
State by state cases analysis show that Lagos now has 657 cases, FCT-138, Kano-73, Ogun-35, Gombe-30, Katsina-21, Osun-20, Edo-19, Oyo-18, Borno-12, Kwara-11, Akwa Ibom-11, Kaduna-10, Bauchi-8, Delta-6, Ekiti-4, Ondo-3, Rivers-3, Jigawa-2, Enugu-2, Niger-2, Abia-2, Zamfara-2, Sokoto-2, Benue-1, Anambra-1, Adamawa-1, and Plateau-1.
The management of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, (UCTH) is appealing for assistance to enable the hospital to expand the five-room facility prepared as the only Isolation center equipped in Cross River State.
The call was made in the wake of announcements of new cases ravaging Coronavirus Pandemic by the NCDC. With 27 states already affected, it’s likely to enter all 36 states.

Although, the State is yet to record any case of the Pandemic but remains vulnerable. This is because two of her neighbouring states, Benue and Akwa Ibom have cases. The state also borders the Republic of Cameroon, which has cases as well.

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The Chief Medical Director of UCTH, Prof. Ikpeme A. Ikpeme, who accompanied by other senior management staff led the newsmen on a tour of the five rooms’ facility which has four standard ICU beds and two functional ventilators used the opportunity to solicit for assistance from both the Federal and State Government, public-spirited organizations and individuals in order to expand the Isolation center to at least a 20-bed facility with an equal number of ventilators.

Adamawa extends lockdown

After recording its index case, the Adamawa State government has placed the state on lockdown for another period of 14 days.

The lockdown began midnight on Friday and would end at midnight of Friday, May 8.

According to a statement from the government released yesterday by Mr. Solomon Kumangar, the Director-General of Media and Communications in the Government House said the lockdown was informed by the first COVID-19 index case recorded in the state through a returnee from Kano.

Seven health workers infected in Borno

The Borno state government has said that seven health workers tested positive for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state.

This was revealed by Dr. Salihu Kwaya-Bura, Secretary, Borno High Powered Response Team on Convid-19, who is also the Commissioner for Health on Friday in Maiduguri while giving an update on the COVID-19 pandemic in the state.

He said that the state recorded 15 cases include two deaths, with 145 contacts of the confirmed cases done and they are being monitored.

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