COVID-19: Nigeria discharges 85, NCDC confirms 5 new cases

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Sunday evening, disclosed that a total of 85 Coronavirus COVID-19 patients have been discharged from its isolation centres after testing negative twice to the virus.

This brings the total number of active cases to 228 across the country.

The NCDC also confirm five new cases of COVID-19 patient, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 328.

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The NCDC, through its verified Twitter account,  stated that on Sunday that it recorded five new cases of coronavirus in the country, while two are in Lagos, two others were recorded in Kwara and one in Kastina State.

With this development, there are now 19 states of the federation with confirmed cases of coronavirus.

The NCDC said that the majority of the active cases were in stable condition.

The agency said that as at 9:30p.m. on April 12, there were 323 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country, adding that 85 patients had been discharged, while 10 died.

Lagos remains the epicentre with 176 cases, while FCT has  56. There are 20  cases in Osun, 12 in Edo, 11 in Oyo, six in Bauchi and five in  Akwa Ibom.

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Others include Kastina has five cases, Kwara – four, Kaduna – six, Ogun – seven, and two each in Enugu, Ekiti, Delta, Ondo and Rivers, while  Benue, Niger, Anambra and Kano have one each.

The NCDC has so far tested more than  5,000 Nigerians for COVID-19.

Meanwhile, the NCDC has said there are many drugs in clinical trial as scientists work toward finding a cure for the global pandemic.

“Some have shown promising results in laboratory studies, but have not yet been proven in humans,” NCDC said.

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