COVID-19 cases in Nigeria hit the 3-figure mark per day, for the first time yesterday, Tuesday, April 21, 2020, when One Hundred And Seventeen, (117), cases, were recorded.
This was made known, during the briefing on the update on the virus, given by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC.
This has now shot up the total number of cases recorded in the country to Seven Hundred And Eighty-Two, (782).
A total number of One Hundred And Ninety-Seven, (197), cases have, so far, been discharged, while Twenty-Five, (25), deaths have, also, been recorded in the country, through causative factors from the virus.
The update showed that, Fifty-Nine, (59), new cases, were recorded in Lagos State, while the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, recorded Twenty-Nine, (29), new cases, with Kano State, recording Fourteen,(14), new cases.
Borno State recorded Six, (6), new cases, while Katsina State recorded Four, (4), new cases, with Ogun State recording Three, (3), new cases and Bauchi and Rivers States, recorded One, (1), new cases each.
The sudden, sharp rise in the number of cases testing positive in the past few days, might not be unconnected wit the fact that, more people are now tested per day, as the NCDC has taken delivery of more test kits, as announced recently.
With the total number of cases that tested positive, for COVID-19 in the country, now Seven Hundred And Eighty-Two, (782), Lagos State still has the highest number of cases, with Four Hundred And Thirty, (430), cases, while the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, has recorded a total of One Hundred And Eighteen, (118), cases with Kano State recording Seventy-Three, (73), cases. Ogun and Osun States have recorded Twenty, (20), cases each, with Katsina and Oyo States recording Sixteen, (16), cases each.
Edo State has recorded Fifteen, (15), cases, while Akwa Ibom, Borno, Kaduna and Kwara States recording Nine, (9), cases, each, while Bauchi State has recorded Eight, (8), cases. Gombe State has recorded Five, (5). Cases, with Delta and Ekiti States, recording Four, (4), cases each.
Ondo and Rivers States, have recorded Three, (3), cases each, while, Abia, Enugu, Jigawa and Niger States, have Two, (2), cases, each, with Anambra, Benue and Sokoto States, recording One, (1), case each.
The sudden, sharp rise in the number of cases testing positive in the past few days, might not be unconnected with the fact that, more people are now tested per day, as the NCDC has taken delivery of more test kits, as announced recently.
Efforts should, however, be made, to ensure that, more people, are tested, to arrive at a fair view of the impact of the virus in Nigeria.
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