Coronavirus: Nigeria’s cases surge by 38% in one day, now 276

Nigeria Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic cases on Wednesday, increased by 38 per cent in one day to 276.

According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, Twenty-two new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria: 15 in Lagos, 4 in the FCT, 2 in Bauchi, 1 in Edo.

This is also coming even as the 15-member medical team from China arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on a chattered Air Peace aircraft Wednesday evening.

The medical personnel landed around 5:15 pm and were received by the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr Zhou Pingjian; Executive Director, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation, Mr Jacques Liao, senior officials of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Health and others.

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The personnel, are experts in infectious diseases, respiratory illness, intensive care, cardiology, neurology, general surgery and anesthesiology, were all wearing face masks as they filed out of the aircraft.

Meanwhile, the NCDC in a tweet stated that, “The Twenty-two new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria: 15 in Lagos, 4 in the FCT, 2 in Bauchi, 1 in Edo

“As at 09:00pm 8th April there are 276 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Fourty-four have been discharged with six deaths

“As at 09:00 pm 8th April, there are 276 confirmed cases, 44 discharged and six deaths.”

A breakdown of the development shows that, Lagos leads with 145 cases, followed by FCT, 54, Osun- 20, Oyo- 11 and Edo- 12.

Others include Bauchi- 8, Akwa Ibom- 5, Kaduna- 5, Ogun- 4, Enugu- 2, Ekiti- 2, Rivers-2, Benue- 1, Ondo- 1, Kwara- 2, Delta- 1 and Katsina-1.

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