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COVID-19 In Nigeria: 362 Records Cases, 99 Discharged, 11 Deaths Recorded

362 COVD-19 cases have been put down in Nigeria since the outbreak of the pandemic in the country, Nationnewslead can report.

The Federal Ministry of Health stalwart the first coronavirus disease (COVID-19) case in Lagos State, Nigeria.

The case, which was devoted on the 27th of February 2020, was the first case to be disclose in Nigeria since the inception of the outbreak in China in January 2020.

The case was an Italian citizen who works in Nigeria and returned from Milan, Italy to Lagos, Nigeria on the 25th of February 2020. He was chronic by the Virology Laboratory of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, part of the Laboratory Network of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. The patient was clinically stable, with no serious symptoms, and was managed at the Spreading Disease Hospital in Yaba, Lagos, until his discharge after fully recovering and testing negative to the virus twice.

As stated by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, 99 of the patients have been managed, treated and discharged from the isolation facilities in the country. Sadly, Nigeria as at 14th April write down the 11th death from the virus.

The states with dedicated cases Currently, as confirmed by NCDC:

Lagos has 203 cases, FCT- 58, Osun- 20, Edo- 18, Oyo- 11, Ogun – nine, Bauchi – six, Kaduna – six, Akwa Ibom – six, Katsina – five, Delta – three, Enugu – two, Ekiti – two, Rivers – two, Kwara – four, Ondo – three, Benue – one, Niger – one, Anambra – one and Kano – three.

Meantime, the commissioner for health in Lagos state, Akin Abayomi, on Tuesday said a total of 118,000 households have been extend in the active case search of possible COVID-19 cases in communities

The commissioner said this at a media briefing on Tuesday, that community search was activated to limit the spread of the disease in the state which has the highest number of COVID-19 patients in the country.

Abayomi said 119 persons were found with symptoms of coronavirus but tests are being conducted to determine their status.

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, in a nationwide broadcast, declared the extension of the presidential lockdown order in Ogun, Lagos, and Abuja by two more weeks to be able to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in the country.

As claimed by the president, the approach to the virus remains in 2 steps – First, to protect the lives of fellow Nigerians and residents living here and second, to preserve the livelihoods of workers and business owners.

“With this in mind and having carefully considered the briefings and Report from the Presidential Task Force and the various options offered, it has become necessary to extend the current restriction of movement in Lagos and Ogun States as well as the FCT for another 14 days effective from 11:59 pm on Monday, 13th of April, 2020. I am therefore once again asking you all to work with Government in this fight.

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