Nigeria confirms 22 new cases of Coronavirus — toll now 276

By Victor Akuma

The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday night, reported 22 new cases of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country.

A breakdown of the newly confirmed cases showed, 15 came from Lagos, 4 in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, 2 in Bauchi and 1 in Edo state.

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“Twenty-two new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria: 15 in Lagos, 4 in the FCT, 2 in Bauchi, 1 in Edo,” NCDC reported.

This brings total confirmed cases of the pandemic in the country to 276 out of which 44 persons have been discharged while 6 deaths have been recorded.

“As at 09:00pm 8th April there are 276 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Fourty-four have been discharged with six deaths.”

Lagos now has a total of 145 cases, almost three times the number of Abuja which is at 54, followed by Osun 20.

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These three states top the chart in Nigeria as states with the highest number of confirmed cases.
Here is a state by state breakdown:

Lagos- 145
FCT- 54
Osun- 20
Oyo- 11
Edo- 12
Bauchi- 8
Akwa Ibom- 5
Kaduna- 5
Ogun- 4
Enugu- 2
Ekiti- 2
Rivers-2
Benue- 1
Ondo- 1
Kwara- 2
Delta- 1
Katsina-1

This list sums up to 17 states with 276 cases of the virus in Nigeria.

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