Covid-19 Update in Nigeria

The spread of novel Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) in Nigeria has continued to record rapid increase as the latest statistics provided by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control showed that there are 2,802 confirmed cases.

On the 4th of May 2020, 245 new confirmed cases and 6 deaths were recorded in Nigeria

ll date, 2802 cases have been confirmed, 417 cases have been discharged and 93 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

The 245 new cases are reported from 16 states- Lagos(76), Katsina(37), Kano(23), FCT(19), Jigawa(32), Borno(18), Edo(10), Bauchi(9), Adamawa(6) Oyo(5), Ogun(5), Ekiti(1), Osun(1), Benue(1), Niger(1), Zamfara(1).


In a move to combat the spread of the pandemic disease, President Muhammadu Buhari directed the cessation of all movements in Lagos and the FCT for an initial period of 14 days, which took effect from 11 pm on Monday, 30th March 2020.

The movement restriction, which was extended by another two-weeks period, has been partially put on hold with some businesses commencing operations from May 4.

The latest numbers bring Lagos state total confirmed cases to 1183, followed by Kano (365), Abuja at 297, Borno (100), Gombe (96) Ogun (85), Katsina (83), Kaduna (81),  Bauchi (80),  Sokoto (66),  Edo (62), Oyo and Jigawa (39), Osun (37),  Delta (17), Akwa Ibom and Kwara (16), Rivers (14), Yobe, Zamfara, and Ondo (13), Ekiti, Adamawa, and Kebbi (12), Nasarawa (11), Taraba and Enugu (8),  Bayelsa and Ebonyi (5),  Niger (4), Plateau (3), Abia, Benue, and Imo (2), while Anambra state recorded one case.

Adejoh Enemosah

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