Coronavirus: NCDC announces 220 new COVID-19 cases

Coronavirus: NCDC announces 220 new COVID-19 cases

- NCDC has reported 220 new cases of coronavirus

- Lagos state recorded the highest number with 62 new cases

- With this, Nigeria now has 2,388 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 385 discharged and 85 deaths

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 220 cases of the novel coronavirus in Nigeria on Saturday, May 2.

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

According to the report, Lagos state has the highest cases with 62 cases while Federal Capital Territory, Abuja followed with 52 cases.

Kaduna came third with 31 cases and followed by Sokoto which has 13 cases. Kebbihas 10 cases while Yobe has nine.

Borno recorded six cases while Edo and Bauchi have five cases each. Gombe, Enugu and Oyo also record four cases each. Zamfara has three cases while Nasarawa, Osun, Ebonyi, Kwara, Kano, and Plateau have two cases each.

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With this, Nigeria now has 2,388 confirmed cases of #COVID19, with 385 discharged and 85 deaths; 17 new deaths recorded within 24 hours.

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Meanwhile, previously 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.

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The minister continued: “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." ( -> We have upgraded to serve you better

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