NCDC announces 238 new coronavirus cases

NCDC announces 238 new coronavirus cases

- NCDC has reported 328 new cases of coronavirus

- Kano state recorded the highest number with 92 new cases

- With this, Nigeria now has 2170 confirmed cases of #COVID19

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 238 cases of the novel coronavirus in Nigeria on Friday, May 1.

The new cases are among the highest to be reported in the country by the government agency.

According to the report, Kano state has the highest infections with 92 cases while Federal Capital Territory, Abuja followed with 36 infections.

Lagos came third with 30 infections and followed by Gome which has 16 cases. Bauchi has 10 cases while Delta has 8.

Oyo recorded 6 cases while Zamfara and Sokoto have 10 cases shared between them equally. Ondo and Nassarawa also record 4 cases each.

Also, five states which include Kwara, Edo, Ekiti, Borno, Yobe all have 3 cases each. Only Adamawa has 2 infections.

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On the bottom of the list are 5 states of Niger, Imo, Ebonyi, Rivers, Enugu who shared 5 cases equally.

With this, Nigeria now has 2170 confirmed cases of #COVID19, with 351 discharged and 68 deaths.

Meanwhile, had reported that the Presidential Task Force (PTF) says 5,000 frontline health workers responding to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID19), pandemic outbreak in the country will receive life insurance cover.

Boss Mustapha, the secretary to the government of the Federation and PTF chairman on COVID-19, said this at the PTF daily briefing on COVID19 on Friday in Abuja.

Mustapha said N112, 500, was fully paid by the Nigerian Insurance Industry in line with the principle of “No Premium No Cover” for the health workers.

The SGF said the ministry of health in conjunction with other Ministries, Departments and Agencies and Health professional bodies have also signed an MOU for various allowances and incentives for frontline health workers.

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He noted that the financial commitments were in line with Federal Government’s unending support for the Frontline workers. had also reported that Nigeria's minister of health, Osagie Ehanire disclosed that most of those who have tested positive for coronavirus in the country are aged between 31 and 40 years.

He disclosed this while he was speaking at the briefing of the presidential task force on COVID-19 in Abuja on Friday, April 24.

Going further, he also disclosed that most deaths have occurred in older persons.

“​The high number of new cases is due to on-going community transmission and active case search. From our test statistics, the most affected age group among the positives is 31-40 years while the highest COVID-19 fatality rate is among the older generation above 50 years of age,” he said.

“We have now deployed COVID-19 starter packs to all tertiary institutions and Federal Medical Centers to complement what was earlier sent to each State. The starter packs consist of medical consumables and disposables, to ensure that our frontline healthcare workers are protected,” he said.

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