Eighty-Six, (86). New COVID-19 cases were recorded, as at 11:50 pm yesterday, Sunday, April 19, 2020, as updated by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC.
This brings the number of those infected with the virus to Six Hundred And Twenty Seven, (627), with One Hundred And Seventy, (170), of those, discharged and Twenty-One, (21), fatalities as at the time the update was given.
The Eighty-Six, (86), new cases, showed that Lagos State recorded a whooping number of Seventy, (70), new cases, while the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, recorded Seven, (7), new cases while Akwa Ibom and Katsina States recorded Three, (3), new cases each. Bauchi, Borno and Jigawa States recorded One, (1), new cases each.
The Six Hundred And Twenty Seven, (627), cases recorded in Nigeria, shows that, Lagos State has now recorded Three Hundred And Seventy Six, (376), cases, while the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, has so far recorded a total of Eighty-Eight, (88), cases. Kano State has now recorded Thirty-Six, (36), cases, while Osun State has recorded Twenty, (20), cases, with Oyo State recording Sixteen, (16), cases.
Edo State has recorded Fifteen, (15), cases, while Katsina and Ogun States have recorded Twelve, (12), cases each, with Akwa Ibom and Kwara States recording Nine, (9), cases, each. Bauchi State has recorded Seven, (7), cases while Kaduna State has recorded Six, (6), cases, with Delta State, recording Four, (4), cases.
Ekiti and Ondo States, have recorded Three, (3), cases each, while, Enugu, Jigawa, Niger and Rivers States, have Two, (2), cases, each, with Anambra, Benue and Borno States, recording One, (1), case each.
Meanwhile, it has been observed that, the number of those tested, so far, in Nigeria, stands at a little over Seven Thousand, One Hundred And Fifty, (7,150), people, a meagre, infinitesimal, 0.00036% out of the widely stated population of about 200 million people.
The implication of this is that many Nigerians may be out there, moving around with the virus, without being tested. This may, also, fuel the spread of the virus, through contacts with these sets of people.
One begins to wonder why as many Nigerians as possible have not been tested, but only a little over, Seven Thousand, One Hundred And Fifty, (7,150), people have been tested so far.
This is because, Chinwe Ochu, Director, Prevention Programs, NCDC, stated in a televised program on TVC, featured on YouTube here, on March 30, 2020, that, Nigeria, as at that time, had about Five-Thousand, (5,000), testing kits, with about Twenty Thousand, (20,000), new ones donated to Nigeria.
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