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NCDC records 108 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 as country total hits 981

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has recorded 108 new confirmed cases of COVID-19.

The agency disclosed this via its official Twitter handle on Thursday night.

According to the NCDC, as at 11:30pm, there are 981 confirmed cases of Coronavirus infections recorded in Nigeria. In addition, the agency disclosed that the number of deaths recorded so far rose to 31; while a total of 197 patients had made a full recovery from the virus and have been discharged.

Furthermore, the agency disclosed that Lagos state recorded 78 cases out of the 108 cases; followed by FCT with 14 new cases.

Others are Ogun state with five; Gombe recorded four; Borno state with three; Akwa Ibom recorded two cases; while Kwara and Plateau states recorded one each.

 

Furthermore, a breakdown of the cases per state shows that Lagos state remains the hotspot of COVID-19 infections in Nigeria; with a total of 582 recorded cases; Abuja (FCT) is next with 133 cases. Kano is right on the heels of Abuja with 73 confirmed cases; followed by Ogun – 29; Katsina – 21; Osun – with 20 as well as Oyo and Edo with 17 cases each.

Next on the list is Borno with 12 cases; Kwara and Akwa Ibom with 11 cases each; Kaduna and Gombe with nine each; Bauchi with eight cases, Delta with six and Ekiti with four. Additionally, Ondo and Rivers are tied on three cases each; same as Jigawa, Enugu, Niger and Abia all of whom have recorded two cases each.

The rear is propped up by Benue, Anambra, Sokoto, Adamawa and Plateau, all of whom have recorded one case each.

Meanwhile the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Thursday, April 23; explained the reason for the sudden increase in the number of Coronavirus(COVID-19) cases recorded in Lagos in the last few days.

Sanwo-Olu made this revelation in response to a question at the statehouse in Marina.

He said that community testing the state employed caused the effect.

The Governor also disclosed that the “state is now testing people aggressively in different communities; and people should expect that the more the increase in the number of people tested; the more recorded cases”.

Sanwo-Olu said the state is aware that the figures are ‘spiking’; and measures are being taken to combat the virus.

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