Coronavirus: Nigeria records highest increase in 24 hours as NCDC announces new cases

Coronavirus: Nigeria records highest increase in 24 hours as NCDC announces new cases

- Eleven new cases of coronavirus have been announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control

- NCDC announced the new cases barely two hours after earlier reporting nineteen cases

- The fright-filled announcement means Nigeria recorded the highest increase in Covid-19 cases within 24 hours as the 11 cases were reported in Lagos

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday night, April 14, announced eleven cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of Covid-19 cases to 373.

The disease control agency earlier on Tuesday reported nineteen (19) cases as Akwa Ibom got one more patient.

In what caused a huge scare, NCDC announced the new eleven cases - meaning Nigeria recorded the highest number of coronavirus cases within the run of twenty-four hours.

In a tweet by the centre at exactly 11:00 pm, all the eleven cases were recorded in Lagos as the Covid-19 toll in Nigeria's economic capital tragically rose to 214.

The total number of all cases is now 373 while 99 patients have been successfully discharged with 11 deaths recorded since the outbreak of the disease in the country in February.

Benue, Niger and Anambra still maintain the lowest number of cases as the three states have just one case each.

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Earlier, reported that the Lagos state government has announced that it has identified 119 people with COVID-19 symptoms during the recently activated house-to-house search.

This was disclosed by Akin Abayomi, commissioner for health in Lagos state at a media briefing on Tuesday, April 14. According to him, a total of 118,000 households have been reached and 119 persons were found with symptoms of coronavirus.

To curb the spread, President Muhammadu Buhari extended the lockdown in the Federal Capital Territory, Lagos and Ogun states for another two weeks. This was contained in the president's address to the nation on Monday, April 13.

Buhari said: “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." ( -> We have upgraded to serve you better

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