Coronavirus: Nigeria records six new cases of COVID-19, total hits 190

Coronavirus: Nigeria records six new cases of COVID-19, total hits 190

- Osun state has recorded six new cases of coronavirus on Friday, April 3, making 20 confirmed cases in the state

- The total confirmed cases across Nigeria now stands at 190, the NCDC has confirmed

- So far, 20 patients have recovered while two deaths have been recorded

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed six new cases of COVID-19, as Nigeria's total number of cases soared to 190.

According to the NCDC, the new cases were all reported in Osun state.

"Six new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Osun State, Nigeria.

"As at 11:00 am 3rd April there are 190 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Twenty have been discharged with two deaths," the NCDC tweeted.

Meanwhile, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state who is also the incident commander of COVID-19 in Lagos has announced the recovery and discharge of 11 more patients from the Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba, after testing negative twice.

The patients comprised nine males and two females, making the number of those who have recovered to 18.

The governor said he was very happy to break the news to the good people of the state.

“I am happy to break to you, my good people of Lagos, the news of the release today of 11 more patients from our facility in Yaba. They have fully recovered and have tested negative to #COVID19 and have been allowed to return home to their families," he said.

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Similarly, Akin Abayomi, the Lagos state commissioner for health, has disclosed that Governor Sanwo-Olu has tested negative for the coronavirus infection.

The commissioner for health made the disclosure on Friday, April 3, on Twitter. He said the governor, his wife, and their immediate family, as well as aides all, tested negative for COVID-19.

"I am happy to announce that #COVID19Lagos Incident Commander, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu @jidesanwoolu, the first Lady of Lagos @jokesanwoolu and their immediate family members as well as aides have all tested negative to #COVID19," the commissioner stated.

Abayomi thanked Lagos residents for their concern and support in combating the virus. He also urged citizens to maintain social distancing, alongside other directives of the government.

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