Nigeria records 91 new cases of COVID-19
- Nigeria has recorded 91 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the country’s total infections to 1273
- The NCDC said 43 of the new infections were recorded in Lagos, eight in Sokoto, six in Taraba, and five in Kaduna
- According to NCDC, the total number of confirmed cases in Lagos is 731, and eight in Ondo
Nigeria on Sunday, April 26, recorded 91 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the country’s total infections to 1273.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in a tweet via its official handle, said 43 of the new infections were recorded in Lagos, eight in Sokoto, six in Taraba, five in Kaduna, five in Gombe.
The agency said three cases were recorded in Ondo, three in FCT, three in Edo, three in Oyo, three in Rivers, three in Bauchi, two in Osun, one in Akwa Ibom, one in Bayelsa, one in Ebonyi, one in Kebbi.
It stated that one case previously reported in Lagos is now an Ondo state case.
According to NCDC, the total number of confirmed cases in Lagos is 731, and eight in Ondo
With the latest data, Nigeria has 1273 cases of COVID-19 with 40 deaths and 239 discharged.
Meanwhile, the Lagos state government has announced that six COVID-19 patients have been discharged after testing negative twice to COVID-19.
This was made known by the state's commissioner of health, Akin Abayomi via his Twitter handle on Sunday, April 26.
Abayomi said the fully recovered COVID-19 patients comprise of three females and three males were discharged from its isolation center at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital.
This brings the total of people who have fully recovered from coronavirus (COVID-19) and discharged in Lagos state to 123.
In another news report, the lockdown imposed in Kaduna state to contain the spread of COVID-19 has been extended for another 30 days by Governor Nasir El-Rufai.
The Kaduna state government disclosed on Saturday, April 26, that the governor took the decision based on the recommendation of the state standing committee on COVID-19.
Muyiwa Adekeye, a spokesperson to the governor in a statement noted that the extension of the lockdown is effective from April 26.
According to the new 30-day extension, the two-day window during which the restriction of movement is relaxed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays has been reduced to only one day.
The statement said Wednesdays will be lockdown-free until the trajectory of COVID-19 infections becomes clearer.
The government-mandated persons going out of their homes to wear facemasks and observe social distancing.
Still on health, following the mass deaths recorded in Kano state amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has demanded an investigation should be launched into the situation immediately.
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Legit.ng gathered that the opposition party who made the call on Sunday, April 26, urged for a presidential visit to the state where no fewer than 640 residents had died under mysterious circumstances.
The PDP in a series of tweets via its official Twitter also demanded that the president's office proceed to Kano state to identify with the people, find a solution, and contain the situation.
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