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Nigeria Reports Highest Single-Day COVID-19 Cases, Seven More Deaths

Akinola Ajibola  
Updated May 1, 2020
A health worker helps his colleague with his PPE during a community testing as part of efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19. Sodiq Adelakun/Channels TV

 

 

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported the highest figure of COVID-19 cases recorded in a day.

In a late-night tweet on Thursday, the agency revealed that a total of 204 new infections were reported across the country – the peak since the beginning of the outbreak in late February.

According to the health agency, Kano State also reported the highest number of infections in a single day, with 80 new cases.

Similarly, Lagos record 45 new infections, with 12 in Gombe, nine each in Bauchi and Sokoto, seven in Borno and Edo, as well as six cases in Ogun State.

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) also had four new cases, as well as Akwa Ibom and Bayelsa, there were three more infections in Kaduna, two each in Oyo, Delta and Nasarawa, while Ondo and Kebbi states have one case each.

As of 11:50pm on Thursday, the total number of cases in Nigeria rose from 1,728 to 1,932.

The number of infected persons who lost the battle against COVID-19 also increased to 58, following the death of seven more patients.

On a positive note, 12 more COVID-19 patients have been discharged following their full recovery from the disease.

 

The patients were discharged from the isolation centres in Lagos, bringing the number of persons that have recovered so far in the state to 199.

According to a tweet by the spokesman for Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Mr Gboyega Akosile, the recovered persons include nine males and three females and one of them is a foreign national.

Six of the patients were released from the Infectious Disease Hospital in Yaba, five from the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, and one from Ibeju-Lekki.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 patients that have been discharged across the country to 319.

 

See the case summary as of April 30, 2020 below:

Confirmed Cases

1,932

Active Cases

1,555

Discharged Cases

319

Death

58

Confirmed Cases by State

States AffectedNo. of Cases (Lab Confirmed)No. of Cases (on admission)No. DischargedNo. of Deaths
Lagos97675619921
Kano21921603
FCT178139363
Gombe777700
Borno655906
Ogun564781
Edo4431103
Katsina403802
Bauchi383260
Sokoto363114
Kaduna352861
Osun3413183
Oyo231292
Akwa Ibom164102
Rivers13922
Kwara11920
Delta9342
Ondo9630
Taraba8800
Ekiti8521
Jigawa7601
Bayelsa5500
Zamfara4301
Enugu3120
Nasarawa3300
Niger2200
Abia2200
Adamawa2200
Kebbi2200
Ebonyi2200
Imo1100
Plateau1100
Anambra1010
Benue1100
Yobe1100











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