196 COVID-19 cases were recorded in Nigeria yesterday, Wednesday, as at 11:55 pm on April 29, 2020, in line with the update released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC.
This brings the number of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria to One Thousand, Seven Hundred And Twenty-Eight, (1,728).
The update, also, showed that, Three Hundred And Seven, (307), cases have been discharged, while Fifty-One, (51), deaths have been recorded.
The new cases recorded, showed that, Lagos State recorded Eighty-Seven, (87), new cases, while Kano State recorded Twenty-Four (24), new cases, with Gombe State recording Eighteen, (18), new cases.
Kaduna State recorded Seventeen, (17), new cases, while the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, recorded Sixteen, (16), new cases, with Katsina State, recording Ten, (10), new cases.
Sokoto State recorded Eight, (8), new cases, while Edo State recorded Seven, (7), new cases, with Borno State recording Six, (6), new cases.
Adamawa, Ebonyi and Yobe States recorded One, (1), case each. As Yobe State too has now recorded a case, only Cross Rivers and Kogi States have not recorded any COVID-19 case as at yesterday.
The Presidency has, however, directed that scientific autopsy be carried out on dead bodies in Kano State, to enable the determination of the cause of their deaths as against the verbal autopsy that has been going on there.
There is the need to determine whether, or not, what has been killing many in Kano State is COVID-19, hence, the need to carry out autopsies on the those that died in the State, without being diagnosed to be COVID-19 cases.
“In Nigeria, there are, currently, verbal autopsies underway in Kano State, to identify the precise cause of the sudden and rapid increase in recent days.
We should be prepared to accept the medical and scientific result of the autopsies and work together to confront the common enemy”, stressed Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity.
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