COVID-19: State by state breakdown of cases in Nigeria as Lagos, Abuja top list

COVID-19: State by state breakdown of cases in Nigeria as Lagos, Abuja top list

Nigeria's Covid-19 cases stand at 17,735, with 469 deaths and 5,967 recoveries, according to the data released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday, night June 17.

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The coronavirus disease has spread to 35 states in the country and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

However, the infections are not evenly spread as the number of coronavirus cases in Lagos and the FCT alone is higher than the combined figure for all the other 34 states.

Lagos tops the Covid-19 chart with 7,616 cases while Abuja comes a distant second with 1,391 cases. The two have 9,007 cases combined out of the 17,735 cases across the country. This represents 50.7% of the total Covid-19 cases in the country.

COVID-19: State by state breakdown of cases in Nigeria as Lagos, Abuja top list
COVID-19: State by state breakdown of cases in Nigeria as Lagos, Abuja top list. Photo credit: NCDC
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Only Cross River is yet to record a case of the new coronavirus in Nigeria. Below is the break down of the cases in all the affected states:

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Lagos - 7,616

FCT - 1,391

Kano - 1,160

Rivers - 696

Edo - 695

Oyo - 661

Ogun - 586

Kaduna - 490

Borno - 457

Gombe - 443

Bauchi - 430

Katsina - 414

Delta - 367

Jigawa - 317

Plateau - 186

Nasarawa - 177

Abia - 173

Kwara - 172

Ebonyi - 162

Imo - 159

Sokoto - 133

Bayelsa - 111

Enugu - 93

Ondo - 89

Zamfara - 76

Kebbi - 67

Anambra - 66

Niger - 66

Yobe - 55

Osun - 50

Akwa Ibom - 48

Adamawa - 42

Benue - 36

Ekiti - 30

Taraba - 18

Kogi - 3

So far, Nigeria has tested 96,402 persons since the beginning of the outbreak in late February.

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Meanwhile, a report by Daily Trust indicates that the Kano state government has confirmed that 255 people were believed to have died from coronavirus-related cases between April and May in the state.

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Legit.ng gathered that the state government on Tuesday, June 16, received a report of verbal autopsy conducted to determine the cause of the ‘mysterious’ deaths in the state.

According to the report presented to Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, 15.9% of the deaths were related to coronavirus pandemic.

The report conflicted with the figures presented by the minister of health, Osagie Ehanire, which suggested that between 50-60% of the deaths were due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The governor said the report had put to rest the hypothesis, potentialities, and expectations of those who never wished Kano well.

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