NCDC Confirms 19 New COVID-1 Cases inFive States . - NATIONAL TRUMPET


Wednesday, April 15, 2020

NCDC Confirms 19 New COVID-1 Cases inFive States .

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 19 new COVID-19 cases in five states across the country.

The agency made the announcement in a tweet on Tuesday.

According to the breakdown, Lagos recorded 14 cases; two in the federal capital territory, while Kano, Akwa Ibom and Edo recorded one case each.

Nineteen new cases of #COVID19 have been reported as follows:

14 in Lagos
2 in FCT
1 in Kano
1 in Akwa Ibom
1 in Edo

As at 09:20 pm 14th April there are 362 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. 99 have been discharged with 11 deaths#TakeResponsibility

Earlier on Tuesday, Chikwe Ihekweazu, NCDC Director-General, had at the media briefing of the presidential task force on COVID-19, said efforts were ongoing to take advantage of the lockdown extension declared by President Muhammadu Buhari in Lagos, Ogun and the federal capital territory, to expand more on testing capacity, as well as contact tracing.

Also addressing a press conference on Tuesday, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos state, announced efforts by the state to do more on testing, especially with the door-to-door contact tracing in areas identified as hotspots.

Lagos alone has recorded more than half of the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the country, with 203 cases. Of that number, as of April 14, 2020, the state had discharged 69 patients.

Meanwhile, of Nigeria’s total of 362 confirmed cases, 99 persons have been discharged, while 11 deaths have been recorded.

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