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COVID-19: Nigeria records highest daily figure

Nigeria has recorded 195 new confirmed cases of COVID-19; a figure which represents the highest daily total of new infections recorded since the pandemic spread to the country.

Equally important, the new figures has seen the total number of infections rise to 1532 in Nigeria. Additionally, the death toll has hit 44 while a total of 255 patients have been discharged so far.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, announced this via its verified Twitter account on Tuesday night.

According to the agency, as at 11:50pm of April 28th, 1532 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have so far been recorded in Nigeria.

Breaking down the affected states, Lagos tops the list with 80 new cases; Kano with 38; Ogun and Bauchi – 15 cases each; Borno with 11 cases; Gombe state recorded 10; Sokoto, Edo, Jigawa and Zamfara states recorded nine, five, five, and two respectively.

Also from the rear, Nasarawa – which has confirmed its index case; FCT, Delta, Enugu and Rivers, all recorded one case each.

 

Meanwhile, the NCDC further disclosed that one case previously reported in Gombe State is now recorded as a Borno State case.

Therefore, the total number of cases in Borno is 53 and 46 in Gombe.

According to the NCDC, the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in all affected states stand at 1532 with Lagos still maintaining the lead with 844 cases; FCT- 158; Kano – 115; Ogun -50, Gombe 46, Osun – 34, Katsina – 30, Borno – 53, Edo – 30, Oyo – 21.

Others include Kaduna – 15, Bauchi- 29, Akwa Ibom – 12, Kwara – 11, Sokoto – 19, Ekiti and Ondo – eight each, Delta and Rivers have recorded seven each, Taraba – eight, Enugu – three, Niger – two, Jigawa – seven, Abia – two, Zamfara – four.

On the other hand, Benue, Anambra, Adamawa, Plateau, Imo, Bayelsa, Kebbi, Ebonyi, Nasarawa all have recorded one case each.

Meanwhile, the NCDC has disclosed that in terms of testing capacity for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic; the agency had targeted to test two million Nigerians in three months.

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director-General of NCDC, disclosed this at the daily Presidential Task Force (PTF) Briefing on Tuesday, April 28, in Abuja while giving an update on COVID-19 management in the country.

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