*File photo of a medical expert with a COVID-19 test tube
Sadly, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has disclosed that the total number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic cases in Nigeria has increased to 665. This they said is after 38 new infections were recorded on Monday alone. The breakdown of the 38 new cases showed that in Gombe, Kaduna, Borno, Abia, Federal Capital Territory, Sokoto and Ekiti states.
However, the NCDC did not announce any new case in Lagos State, which is Nigeria’s epicenter of COVID-19 as far as Nigeria is concerned. The centre, however, announced that a new patient died of coronavirus-related complications, bringing the total number of COVID-19 fatalities in the country to 22. According to information on their Twitter, “Thirty-eight new cases of #COVID19 have been reported: 23 in Kano, five in Gombe, three in Kaduna, two in Borno, two in Abia, one in FCT, one in Sokoto, and one in Ekiti.
“As of 11:10 pm on April 20, there are 665 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Discharged: 188; Deaths: 22. Breakdown of cases by states: Lagos – 376, FCT-89, Kano-59, Osun-20, Oyo-16, Edo-15, Ogun-12, Kwara- nine, Katsina-12, Bauchi- seven, Kaduna- nine, Akwa Ibom- nine, Delta- four, Ekiti- four, Ondo- three, Enugu- two, Rivers- two, Niger- two, Benue- one, Anambra- one, Borno- three, Jigawa- two, Abia- two, Gombe – five, and Sokoto- one,” the agency informed.