Nigeria records six fresh COVID-19 cases — toll rises to 238
By Zainab Olawunmi
Nigeria has recorded six fresh cases of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus.
The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) made the announcement in a tweet on Monday evening.
It said the cases were confirmed in Kwara, Edo, Rivers and the federal capital territory (FCT).
This development brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 238.
While 35 patients have been discharged from the isolation centres in the country, five people have died from the disease.
“Six new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria: 2 in Kwara, 2 in Edo, 1 in Rivers and 1 in the FCT. As at 09:30 pm 6th April there are 238 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Thirty-five have been discharged with five deaths,” the agency tweeted.
As at 09:30 pm 6th April, there are
238 confirmed cases
For a breakdown of cases by state- https://t.co/zQrpNeOfet
Akwa Ibom- 5
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) April 6, 2020
Of the 238 confirmed cases, Lagos has the highest with 120 cases.
The state is followed by the FCT which has 48 cases. Osun has 20 and Oyo has 9.
Edo has 11, Bauchi 6, Akwa Ibom 5, Kaduna 5, and Ogun 4.
Enugu has 2, Ekiti 2, Rivers 2, Kwara 2, while Benue and Ondo gave one each.