COVID-19: NCDC confirms 11 more cases in Lagos as toll rise to 373

Lagos State recorded 11 new cases of the novel Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic on Tuesday evening, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 373.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) while disclosing this in a tweet, stated that, “As at 11:00 p.m.on  April 14, there were 373 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria.”

The agency said that seven more COVID-19 patients had been discharged, raising the total number of those who had recovered from coronavirus in Nigeria to 99.

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It, however, noted that the death toll from the disease stood at 11 in Nigeria.

According to the NCDC, the majority of the active cases is in stable condition.

“As at 11:00p.m., April 14, Lagos has a total of 214  positive cases, while the FCT and Osun have 58 and 20 confirmed cases of  COVID-19, respectively.

The agency said that  Ogun had nine, Edo – 16, Oyo – 11, Bauchi – six, Kaduna – six, Akwa Ibom – six, Katsina – five, Kwara – four, Ondo – three, Delta – three, Kano – four , Enugu – two, Ekiti – two, Rivers – two, Benue – one, Niger – one, and Anambra – one.

iBrandTV had reported that 19 states have recorded COVID-19 cases.

Meanwhile, the Director-General of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, said that, to measure efficiency in COVID-19 testing, NCDC set a target to test 2,000 samples per day in Lagos and 1,000 daily in Abuja.

“The lockdown was a difficult decision but a short-term strategy to prevent an exponential increase in COVID-19 cases.

“We will utilise the next two weeks as efficiently as possible and allow the economy restart in order to protect the health of Nigerians,” he said. 

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