Coronavirus: Panic as Lagos COVID-19 pandemic cases exceed 1,000

Coronavirus: Panic as Lagos COVID-19 pandemic cases exceed 1,000

- NCDC has reported that COVID-19 cases in Lagos state now 1006

- The federal agency on Friday, May 1, announced that the country has now recorded 2170 cases of COVID-19

- Kano state has the second-highest cases with 311

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A report obtained from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Friday, May 1, indicated that over 1,000 persons have been infected with the coronavirus disease in Lagos state.

Legit.ng reports that this was made known after the NCDC announced that the state recorded 30 new cases on Friday, May 1.

According to the report that over 71% of the coronavirus cases in Nigeria were recorded in Lagos, Abuja and Kano.

Lagos has the highest cases of COVID-19 with 1,006 infections followed by Kano, which has 311 cases and Abuja with 214 cases.

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A breakdown of cases showed that Lagos has recorded 28 fatalities and discharged 225 COVID-19 patients, leaving the state with 753 active cases.

“On the 1st of May 2020, 238 new confirmed cases and ten deaths were recorded in Nigeria. No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours. Till date, 2170 cases have been confirmed, 351 cases have been discharged and 68 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

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“The 238 new cases are reported from twenty-two states- Kano (92), FCT (36), Lagos (30), Gombe (16), Bauchi (10), Delta (8), Oyo (6), Zamfara (5), Sokoto (5), Ondo (4), Nasarawa (4), Kwara (3), Edo (3), Ekiti (3), Borno (3), Yobe (3), Adamawa (2), Niger (1), Imo (1), Ebonyi (1), Rivers (1), Enugu (1),” the NCDC reported.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the federal government said the gradual easing of restrictions on activities and movements should not be mistaken to mean life has returned to normal in the country.

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It was reported that the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on the coronavirus pandemic, Boss Mustapha, gave the warning on Thursday, April 30, during the daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja.

He also informed that the PTF would soon publish a copy of the guidelines in the media so that all Nigerians, state governments, trade unions, and other segments of society would be acquainted with their various roles in the fight.

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