Coronavirus: Nigeria records 7 new deaths, 196 fresh COVID-19 cases

Coronavirus: Nigeria records 7 new deaths, 196 fresh COVID-19 cases

- The NCDC has confirmed 196 new cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria on Wednesday night

- According to the NCDC's breakdown, Lagos still has a larger share with 87 cases while Kano followed with 24

- As at Wednesday night, April 29, Nigeria's COVID-19 cases have risen to 1,728 with seven more deaths and 52 more recoveries

Nigeria's COVID-19 cases have risen to 1,728 as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed 196 new cases in 11 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Wednesday night, April 29. notes that the federal health agency disclosed this via its verified Twitter handle.

According to the NCDC's breakdown, 87 of the cases were recorded in Lagos, 24 in Kano, 18 in Gombe, 17 in Kaduna, 16 in the FCT, 10 in Katsina, eight in Sokoto, seven in Edo, six in Borno, and one each in Yobe, Ebonyi and Adamawa.

As at 11.55pm on April 29, 2020, a total of 1,728 confirmed cases of COVID-19 had been recorded.

Meanwhile, seven more fatalities were recorded, bringing the total number of deaths to 51, while an additional 52 more persons were discharged, bringing the total number of recoveries to 307.

Earlier, reported that the Lagos state government discharged 49 more COVID-19 patients from its isolation centres at Yaba and Onikan to reunite with society.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu disclosed this at a press conference in Marina, according to a tweet Gboyega Akosile, the governor's chief press secretary on Wednesday evening, April 29.

The newly discharged patients are 28 females and 21 males, including a foreign national, a Greek.

The latest discharge is the highest so far in a single day as Lagos' total recoveries hit 187. Lagos state remains the epicentre of COVID-19 in Nigeria with 931 cases.

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In another report, Governor Sanwo-Olu has given new directives following the national broadcast of President Buhari which effectively changed the lockdown status of the state.

The president who had in his broadcast directed a partial reopening of the state said governors are free to modify the directive based on their state's peculiarities.

In line with this, the Lagos governor has on Wednesday, April 29, directed that all schools in the state remain closed while at the same time suspending all commercial motorcycling (Okada) operation.

The governor also limited the operations of tricycle (Keke Napep) to only two passengers at most. ( -> We keep evolving to serve our readers better.

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