Nigeria records 3 new death to COVID-19, as toll hits 873

Nigeria records 3 new death to COVID-19, as toll hits 873

Three new patients have died of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Nigeria, as 91 new cases were on Wednesday recorded in the country, bringing the total confirmed cases to 873.

According to a tweet by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, on, Wednesday night, the 91 new cases were reported from nine states.

The states are Lagos (74), Katsina (five) Ogun (four), Edo (two), Delta (two), FCT (one), Adamawa (one), Kwara (one) and Oyo (one).

The agency also stated that the country’s total infections have now risen to 873. While deaths have risen to 28.

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The centre said 197 cases have been treated and recovered from the infection.

The agency said that as of 11.25pm of April 22, Nigeria has 648, active cases and the current breakdown of cases by state are: Lagos-504, FCT-119, Kano-73, Ogun-24, Katsina-21, Osun-20, Oyo-17, Edo-17, Kwara-10, Kaduna-nine, Akwa Ibom-nine, Borno-nine.

Oyo confirmed one COVID-19 death

Meanwhile, the Oyo State government on Wednesday, confirmed one death to the virus, with total number of infections in the state now 17.

According to the state, the patient died at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, before his result came out positive on Wednesday night.

While briefing newsmen on Wednesday night, Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force said: “The COVID-19 confirmation test for one suspected case came back POSITIVE. The patient died at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, before his result came out today. Contact tracing has already commenced.”

“As reported earlier, one confirmed case was transferred to Lagos. So, there are currently five active cases in Oyo State.

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“We thank APIN Health Initiatives who donated medical supplies, Aviel Apparel who offered their factory as the venue for the production of one million face masks, and all others who donated in cash and kind towards the government’s effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

“We urge the following categories of people who have not already done so, to call the Emergency Operations Centre on 08095394000 / 08095863000 / 08078288999 / 08078288800, for the ongoing drive through/walk through testing at Adamasingba Stadium; people who believe they could have come into contact with a COVID-19 case in Oyo State;”

“People who returned to Nigeria from abroad within the last one month and their contacts;”

“People with respiratory symptoms and healthcare workers who have been in contact with the high-risk groups, above.”

“Please, keep following the directives of the Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force. Wash your hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, regularly. Also, continue to maintain social distancing. Gatherings in Oyo State are limited to a maximum of ten persons.”

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