Nigeria: Confirmed Cases For Covid-19 Rise To 81, As Enugu Records Fresh 2

NCDC on late Friday night confirmed that the dreaded coronavirus (COVID-19) has spread to the South East, as confirmed cases in Nigeria rose further to 81.

As a matter of fact; 11 new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) by 11:55pm, two fresh cases were confirmed in Enugu State; thereby making it the first state in the South East to report the pandemic.

This was disclosed by the agency via its official handle on the micro-blogging site, Twitter.

‘‘11 new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria; 8 in Lagos, 2 in Enugu & 1 in Edo State. As at 11:55pm 27th March, there are 81 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. 3 have been discharged with 1 death,’’ the NCDC revealed.

 

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11 new cases of have been reported in Nigeria: 8 in Lagos, 2 in Enugu & 1 in Edo State

As at 11:55pm 27th March, there are 81 confirmed cases of reported in Nigeria. 3 have been discharged with 1 death.

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However, Lagos State remains the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria. The state recorded eight new cases, further swelling the number of confirmed cases to 52.

Further, the breakdown shows that Abuja is next with 14 cases; closely followed by Ogun and Oyo with three confirmed cases each. Next in line is Bauchi, new entrants Enugu and Edo which recorded a fresh case in the latest update; all accounting for two cases each.

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EkitiRivers and Osun bring up the rear with one case each.

Meanwhile, the NCDC had initially reported five new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Friday. Specifically, three of the cases had been recorded in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). In addition, the other two were recorded in Oyo State. No new case was reported in Lagos.

In total, 16 new cases were confirmed on Friday.

Equally important, the latest update by the NCDC situates Lagos as the hot-spot of the coronavirus infection; further justifying the actions being taken by the Lagos State Government in curtailing the spread of the virus.