Nigeria's COVID-19 cases jump to 1182 as Lagos, Borno, 7 others record 87 new cases

Nigeria's COVID-19 cases jump to 1182 as Lagos, Borno, 7 others record 87 new cases

- Nigeria has recorded 87 new cases of coronavirus pandemic in nine states of the federation

- This was disclosed in the late night of Saturday, April 25, by the NCDC

- The total cases of COVID-19 in the country now stand at 1182

Nigeria has recorded 87 new cases of coronavirus pandemic as Lagos state took the lead with 33 while Borno, Osun, and Katsina have 18, 12, and 9 respectively. reports that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made this known on the evening of Saturday, April 25 via its Twitter handle @NCDCgov.

Other states included Katsina (9), Kano (4), Ekiti (4), Edo (3), Bauchi (3) and Imo (1).

The NCDC said that as at 11:55 pm on April 25, there were 1182 confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in Nigeria.

The federal agency also noted that 222 COVID-19 cases have been discharged so far while 35 deaths have been recorded as at Saturday, April 25.

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Meanwhile, had previously reported that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state lamented that mortuaries in the state were in a congested shape and that the government might be "compelled to have a mass burial" if those mortuaries are not decongested in the next two weeks.

It was reported that Sanwo-Olu made this known during a media briefing on Saturday, April 25, where he was giving an evaluation update on the state of Covid-19 pandemic in Lagos.

The governor, who noted the corpses are not COVID-19 related, lamented how corpses are abandoned by relatives of the deceased.

He further warned that even though residents will be allowed to make burial, organising a party before and after the burial would not be tolerated.

In another report, Osun government said the state recorded twelve (12) new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total confirmed cases in the state to 32.

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A statement by Ismail Omipidan, the chief press secretary to Governor Gboyega Oyetola, made the confirmation on Saturday, April 25.

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The new cases, according to the commissioner for health Rafiu Isamotu, were recorded in the state capital Osogbo, Ife, Ede, Ikire and Ejigbo.

The commissioner further disclosed that “the state has carried out 167 tests and 12 returned positive," adding that fresh tests were carried out in the last two weeks of the lockdown.

Isamotu called for calm and enjoined the citizen of the state to maintain social distancing and exercise personal and respiratory hygiene.

The commissioner also reemphasised that the ban on public gatherings remains in force, calling for a collective effort towards the fight against COVID-19. ( -> We have upgraded to serve you better

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