NCDC Says Confirmed COVID-19 Cases In Nigeria Now 151, Two Deaths

*Data from NCDC website updated on April 1, 2020


By Andrew Onyejuruuwa

Even with the lockdown of movement in Lagos State, Ogun State and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari, following the spreading of the dreaded Coronavirus (COVID-19), Nigeria has recorded 12 new cases of COVID-19. This sad development brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 151

Announcing this on Wednesday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said nine of the cases were from Osun, two from Edo and one from Ekiti State. The NCDC said: “As at 12:30 pm on April 1, there are 151 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Nigeria. Nine have been discharged with two deaths.”

Breakdown of the cases shows that Lagos has 82 cases, Federal Capital Territory has 28, Osun 14, Oyo eight, Ogun and Edo have four each, Kaduna three, Enugu, Bauchi and Ekiti have two each while Rivers and Benue State have one each.

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