Nigeria Records 64 Confirmed New Coronavirus Cases in 48 Hours

Bako, John Chukwudi April 2020

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control late Wednesday released largest confirmed New Cases of COVID-19. Yesterday’s report saw Nigeria COVID-19 confirmed cases moving up to 407 from 373 the previous day figure. On Tuesday Night NCDC confirmed that 30 people including 25 people in Lagos had tested positive to the virus. This is coming at a time when Lagos has commenced house-to house search for potential carriers and authorities in Nigeria have yielded to the calls for incraese in COVID-19 testing to be able to halt the spread early enough.  NCDC report Wednesday from reads: Thirty-four new cases of COVID-19 have been reported as follows: 18 Lagos, 12 in Kano, 2 in Katsina, 1 in Delta, 1 in Niger,  As at 11:20 pm 15th April there are 407 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Nigeria. 128 have been discharged with 12 deaths.

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are known to cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).

It is an infectious disease caused by a new virus. A novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was identified in 2019 in Wuhan, China. This is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified in humans. Globally Coronavirus have infected 2,060,927 people, 134,354 have died and 511,356 people have recovered.

The disease causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing. You can protect yourself by washing your hands frequently, avoiding touching your face, and avoiding close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell.

Coronavirus disease spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze. It also spreads when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth.

Lagos- 232 FCT- 58 Osun- 20 Kano- 16 Edo- 15 Oyo- 11 Ogun- 9 Katsina- 7 Bauchi- 6 Kaduna- 6 Akwa Ibom- 6 Kwara- 4 Delta- 4 Ondo- 3 Enugu- 2 Ekiti- 2 Rivers-2 Niger- 2 Benue- 1 Anambra- 1
Lagos – 232, FCT – 58, Osun – 20, Kano – 16, Edo – 15, Oyo – 11, Ogun – 9, Katsina – 7, Bauchi – 6, Kaduna – 6, Akwa Ibom – 6, Kwara – 4, Delta – 4, Ondo – 3, Enugu – 2, Ekiti – 2, Rivers – 2, Niger – 2, Benue – 1, Anambra – 1
(Lagos- 214, FCT- 58, Osun - 20, Edo - 15, Oyo - 11, Ogun - 9, Bauchi - 6, Kaduna - 6, Akwa Ibom - 6, Katsina -5 Kwara - 4, Kano - 4, Ondo - 3, Delta - 3, Enugu - 2, Ekiti - 2, Rivers -2, Benue - 1, Niger - 1, Anambra - 1)
(Lagos- 214, FCT- 58, Osun – 20, Edo – 15, Oyo – 11, Ogun – 9, Bauchi – 6, Kaduna – 6, Akwa Ibom – 6, Katsina -5 Kwara – 4, Kano – 4, Ondo – 3, Delta – 3, Enugu – 2, Ekiti – 2, Rivers -2, Benue – 1, Niger – 1, Anambra – 1)