Nigeria records 91 new cases of COVID-19, total infections now 873

Posted by News Express | 23 April 2020 | 1,381 times

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has recorded  91 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), pandemic outbreak in the country.

In a tweet, on, Wednesday night the NCDC said 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).

It said that the country’s total infections has now risen to 873. While deaths have risen to 28.

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.

Others are Bauchi-eight, Delta-six, Gombe-five, Ekiti-four, Ondo-three, Rivers-three, Jigawa-two, Enugu-two, Niger-two, Abia-two, Benue-one, Anambra-one, Sokoto-one.

The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN), reports that the Federal Government said it is developing  a Patient Transport System in all States including the FCT to convey COVID19 patients to specialized treatment centers.

The Minister of Health Dr Osagie Ehanire stated that the Nigeria Air Force and the National Emergency Management Agency also have aircrafts on standby to convey patients with critical conditions to locations with  more advanced treatment centers.

Ehanire also said Twenty Seven Rapid response teams have been deployed to states, NCDC to support the COVID19 response. (NAN)

Source: New Express

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