*Medical experts attending to a COVID-19 patient
Sadly, Nigeria is among the countries of the world that is getting its fair share of the fatalities as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that is killing millions of people all over the world. Even though Nigeria is doing significantly well with the way they have managed the disease so far, the death toll rose to 68 on Friday night according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the agency that is managing the pandemic in the country.
The centre disclosed that COVID-19 deaths have been recorded in the Federal Capital Territory Abuja (FCT), Abuja, which is Nigeria’s seat of power as well as 16 other states. According to them, the total number of coronavirus deaths reported in Lagos State as of May 1, stood at 28, which is the highest in the country. Lagos State, South-west Nigeria has remained the epicentre of the pandemic in Nigeria since the breakout. However, the fast-rising numbers in Kano State in Northern Nigeria is a source of concern to the government.
Aside the deaths in Lagos, Sokoto and Borno States followed with seven and six fatalities respectively while Abuja, Edo, Osun and Kano States have recorded three deaths each. The NCDC also said two coronavirus patients died in each of Katsina, Oyo, Delta, Akwa Ibom and Rivers States while Ekiti, Kaduna, Zamfara, Jigawa and Ogun States have also recorded one fatality each. The NCDC stated that the total number of confirmed infections in the country spilt over 2000 on Friday night. However, it is also not all sad new as it were because an impressive 351 recoveries have also been reported.