57 more Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have again been recorded by Lagos State, which now brings the total cases in the state to 1,990 according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the Lagos State government. The NCDC, which is leading the war against the dreaded virus in Nigeria said1,455 active cases were in Lagos while 502 patients have been discharged and 33 deaths have been recorded.
What that meant is that as at Tuesday May 12, 2020, a total of 4,787 cases have been confirmed in the country including 959 recoveries and 158 deaths. According to the NCDC, “On May 12, 2020, 146 new confirmed cases and 6 deaths were recorded in Nigeria. No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours. Till date, 4787 cases have been confirmed, 959 cases have been discharged and 158 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
“The 146 new cases are reported from 20 states- Lagos (57), Kano (27), Kwara (10), Edo (9), Bauchi (8), Yobe (7), Kebbi (4), Oyo (4), Katsina (3), Niger (3), Plateau (2), Borno (2), Benue (2), Sokoto (2), Gombe (1), Enugu (1), Ebonyi (1), Ogun (1), FCT (1), Rivers (1).”
Lagos entered a new phase of gradual easing of lockdown on May 4, as ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari, after a five-week total lockdown. But dissatisfied with the compliance level of Lagosians to guidelines including observance of social distancing, usage of face masks in public places, amongst others, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State recently announced that his government might introduce another total lockdown should the trend continued.