Within 24 hours, Nigeria has reported 204 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), thereby increasing the tally to 1,932 spread across 34 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The battle against Coronavirus, however, suffered a major setback yesterday as seven deaths were recorded.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) admitted that 71 per cent of 204 new cases are from three states, namely Kano with 80 cases, Lagos 45 and Gombe 12.
The breakdown further revealed that Bauchi and Sokoto states recorded nine cases each, while Borno and Edo states reported seven cases each.
Rivers and Ogun states recorded six cases each, while FCT, Akwa Ibom and Bayelsa states reported four cases each.
Others include: Kaduna 3, Oyo 2, Delta, 2, Nasarawa 2, while Ondo and Kebbi states reported one case each respectively.
“As at 11.50pm of April 30, 1,932 confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported in Nigeria. From this figure, a total of 319 patients had been discharged from various isolation centres in Nigeria, while 58 deaths have been recorded,” NCDC said.
Meanwhile, NCDC has activated its 18th COVID-19 testing laboratory at Bayero University in Kano.
“This is also the second laboratory to be activated in the state.
“We remain committed to rapidly scaling up COVID-19 testing capacity in Nigeria, as outlined in our strategy,” NCDC added.
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