Nigeria records highest daily increase in COVID-19 cases as 204 test positive

Nigeria records highest daily increase in COVID-19 cases as 204 test positive

- The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has confirmed 204 new cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria

- A breakdown of the new cases showed that Kano recorded the highest number with 80 new infections

- Lagos state was second with 45 cases, while Gombe state followed with 12 infections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 204 new cases of COVID-19 in 17 states and the federal capital territory.

The agency announced this on its Twitter handle on Thursday night, April 30.

Nigeria record highest daily figure of COVID-19 as 204 new cases emerge

A breakdown of the new cases showed that Kano recorded the highest number with 80 new infections. Photo credits: NCDC
Source: Twitter

A breakdown of the new cases showed that 80 were recorded in Kano, 45 in Lagos, 12 in Gombe, nine each in Bauchi and Sokoto, seven each in Borno and Edo, six each in Rivers and Ogun, four each in the FCT, Akwa Ibom and Bayelsa, three in Kaduna, two each in Oyo, Delta and Nasarawa and one each in Ondo and Kebbi.

The number of recovered patients increased from 305 to 319, while the number of fatalities increased from 51 to 58.

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A total of 1,932 cases have now been confirmed in 34 states and the federal capital territory – Cross River and Kogi have not recorded any case of COVID-19.

Meanwhile, the NCDC on Thursday, April 30, said it is currently “struggling” for bed spaces for the treatment of COVID-19 patients in Lagos state. The state has the highest number of persons infected by a coronavirus in Nigeria.

The Cable reports that there are 947 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Lagos alone and 187 of the patients have been discharged after recovering from the disease.

Legit.ng gathered that while speaking at the briefing of the presidential task force on COVID-19 on Thursday, April 30, the director-general of NCDC, Chikwe Ihekweazu, said efforts are being made to change strategy in order not to allow the inadequate bed spaces affect the fight against coronavirus.

In another news report, the Bauchi state governor, Bala Mohammed, on Wednesday, April 29, said he has authorized the use of chloroquine as a medication to treat coronavirus, Premium Times reports.

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The governor while providing an update on COVID-19 in the state, at the Government House, said he was treated with “chloroquine and Zithromax” as the index case in the state.

Mohammed went on to note that as the governor of Bauchi he would take responsibility for any consequences of approving the drug because he doesn't want anyone to die.

The Bauchi state governor noted that Nigerians are used to taking chloroquine and they are going to use them.

Mohammed added that the reason Bauchi has not recorded any death is because of the use of the drugs.

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