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COVID-19 Spreads To Four More States

(FILE) A health worker helps his colleague with his PPE during a community testing exercise as part of efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19. Sodiq Adelakun/Channels TV

 

 

Four more states have recorded index cases of coronavirus, raising the figure of states that have confirmed at least one case of COVID-19 in the country.

They are Taraba in the North-East, Kebbi in the North-West, Ebonyi in the South-East, and Bayelsa in the South-South.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced this in an early-morning tweet on Monday.

 

It revealed that Taraba recorded six cases of COVID-19, while Kebbi, Ebonyi, and Bayelsa recorded one infection each.

The index cases were part of the 91 new infections announced by the health agency in its latest update on the outbreak of coronavirus in Nigeria.

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Other states where new cases were reported include Lagos – 43, Kaduna – five, Gombe – five; the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) – three.

The rest are Bauchi – three, Ondo – three, Oyo – three, Edo – three, Rivers – three, Osun – two, Sokoto – eight, and Akwa Ibom – one.

This brings the figure of total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country to 1,273, with the death toll also rising to 40 while 239 people have been discharged.

A total of 32 states, and the FCT have recorded at least one case of COVID-19 while the NCDC also revealed that four states recorded new deaths.

They are Osun – two, Oyo – one, Rivers – one, and Katsina – one.

See the case summary of COVID-19 in Nigeria as of April 26 below:

Total Samples Tested > 10918
Total Confirmed cases 1273
Discharged 239
Death 40
States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Active Cases No. Discharged No of Deaths
Lagos 731 584 128 19
Abuja FCT 141 103 35 3
Kano 77 76 0 1
Ogun 35 29 5 1
Gombe 35 35 0 0
Osun 34 14 18 2
Katsina 30 24 4 2
Borno 30 28 0 2
Edo 25 14 8 3
Oyo 21 10 9 2
Akwa Ibom 12 2 9 1
Kaduna 15 9 6 0
Bauchi 14 8 6 0
Sokoto 10 10 0 0
Kwara 11 9 2 0
Ekiti 8 5 2 1
Ondo 8 6 2 0
Delta 6 5 0 1
Rivers 6 2 2 2
Taraba 6 6 0 0
Abia 2 2 0 0
Enugu 2 0 2 0
Niger 2 2 0 0
Jigawa 2 2 0 0
Zamfara 2 2 0 0
Benue 1 1 0 0
Anambra 1 0 1 0
Adamawa 1 1 0 0
Plateau 1 1 0 0
Imo 1 1 0 0
Bayelsa 1 1 0 0
Ebonyi 1 1 0 0
Kebbi 1 1 0 0
Total 1273 994 239 40
Akinola Ajibola

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