Nigeria’s COVID-19 Cases Notch 1095, Death Toll 32


Nigeria has notched 1,095 confirmed cases, and 32 deaths from coronavirus in the country.

In its Twitter handle on Friday, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said, “On the 24th of April 2020, 114 new confirmed cases and one new death were recorded in Nigeria.

“One new state, Zamfara, has reported a confirmed case in the last 24 hours.

“Till date, 1095 cases have been confirmed, 208 cases have been discharged and thirty-two deaths have been recorded in 27 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

“The 114 new cases are reported from nine states- Lagos (80), Gombe (21), FCT (five), Zamfara (two), Edo (two), Ogun (one), Oyo (one), Kaduna (one), Sokoto (one).”

It also said five new cases have been transferred from Ogun to Lagos.

NCDC added, “Five cases previously recorded in Lagos, are now recorded as Ogun state cases.

“Currently, Lagos has 657 cases, FCT–138, Kano–73, Ogun–35, Gombe–30, Katsina-21, Osun–20, Edo–19, Oyo–18, Borno–12, Kwara–11, Akwa Ibom–11, Kaduna–10, Bauchi–eight, Delta–six, Ekiti–four, Ondo–three, Rivers–three, Jigawa–two, Enugu–two, Niger–two, Abia–two, Zamfara–two, Sokoto–two, Benue–one, Anambra–one, Adamawa-one, and Plateau–one.”

The centre recorded 32 deaths:16 in Lagos, three in Abuja, two in Borno, three in Edo, one each in Katsina, Kano, Oyo, Ogun, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Ekiti and Delta.

Of the 208 cases discharged, 116 were in Lagos, 35 in Abuja, five in Ogun, 18 in Osun, five in Oyo, seven in Edo, two in Kwara, three in Akwa Ibom, four in Kaduna, five in Bauchi, two in Ekiti, one in Ondo, two in Enugu, and two in Rivers.

At present, Nigeria has 855 active cases while over 10061 samples have been tested.