Coronavirus: NCDC announces 195 cases, highest in single day

Coronavirus: NCDC announces 195 cases, highest in single day

- Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced new 195 Covid-19 cases in the country

- This is the highest figure recorded so far in a single day as Covid-19 toll hit 1532 benchmark

- 80 cases were recorded in Lagos with Kano coming second on the log with a whopping 38 cases

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday night, April 28, announced 195 Covid-19 cases, the highest daily figure recorded so far by the agency.

In a series of tweets on its verified Twitter handle as at 11:50 pm, NCDC made the announcement as Nigeria's coronavirus cases tragically soared to 1532 figure benchmark.

According to the disease control agency, 80 of the cases were recorded in Lagos, with Kano coming second on the log with whopping 38 cases - the highest reported so far since the outbreak of the virus in the state.

Ogun and Bauchi states have 15 cases each, followed by Borno which has 11 cases. It was a huge hit as Gombe has 10 cases, while Sokoto came behind with 9.

NCDC also announced that both Edo and Jigawa states recorded five cases, while Zamfara got two cases.

Rivers, Enugu, Delta, FCT and Nasarawa recorded the lowest with one case reported in the state each.

255 have been discharged after fully recovering from the virus while 44 casualties have been reported with Lagos still taking its place as the epicentre of the disease in Nigeria.

Globally, there are 3,138,785 Covid-19 cases shared across territories and countries since the virus was first discovered in China's Wuhan city last year.

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Earlier, reported that the board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved the sum of $3.4 billion to support Nigeria’s COVID-19 fight.

The grant to Nigeria is the highest so far to any member country. The grant, called Rapid Financing Instrument (RFI), is granted to member countries that are not under an IMF programme.

The news was announced on Twitter by a former African Development Bank Former AfDB Lead Economist on Nigeria, Barbara Barungi. ( -> We keep evolving to serve our readers better.

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