The astronomical increase in the confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) may force the Federal Government to reverse its planned lockdown, if Nigerians do not strictly comply with the protocols of partial ease of lockdown as the country has recorded 220 new coronavirus cases. This latest case brings the total number of confirmed infections in Nigeria to 2,388.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made this known via its Twitter handle on Saturday. It also announced that fatalities from coronavirus-related complications have increased to 85. A breakdown of data from the NCDC showed that 17 patients died of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours in Nigeria. The data also showed that no new state reported a case in the last 24 hours.
According to the NCDC, “220 new cases of COVID19 in Lagos – 62, FCT – 52, Kaduna – 31, Sokoto – 13, Kebbi – 10, Yobe – nine, Borno – six, Edo – five, Bauchi – five, Gombe – four, Enugu – four, Oyo – four, Zamfara – three, Nasarawa – two, Osun – two, Ebonyi – two, Kwara – two, Kano – two, and Plateau – two. As at Saturday May 2, a total of 2,388 cases are confirmed in Nigeria just as 385 are discharged with 85 fatalities.”