Nigeria confirmed two more deaths, 49 new COVID-19 cases

April 19, 2020 |

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has recently confirmed two more deaths and 49 new COVID-19 infected cases.

The news was announced by the agency in a series of tweets yesterday.

The confirmed list of the newly infected cases showed that there are 23 cases recorded in Lagos state, 12 cases in the federal capital territory (FCT), 10 cases in Kano state, 2 cases in Ogun state, and 1 case each in Oyo and Ekiti state.

With the recent announcement, the country has recorded a total of 542 COVID-19 infected cases. The number of dead cases also rose from 17 to 19 and the number of recoveries has increased to 166 cases.

In the whole country, Lagos is still the state that has the highest number of confirmed cases with 306 patients, of which 94 ones have been discharged.

Earlier on Saturday, the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, was buried in Abuja after his death from COVID-19.

He had tested positive for COVID-19 in March and was transferred subsequently to Lagos for medical treatment.

He died at Lagos’ medical facility First Cardiology Consultants and was buried according to Islamic rites on yesterday’s morning.

Like the state of Lagos, Kano state has also got a rapid increase in its number of infected cases within a short period of time.

On April 11, 2020, and by Saturday, Kano recorded its index case a total of one death and 27 patients who had tested positive for COVID-19.

As part of efforts to limit the spread of the new coronavirus, particularly outside medical facilities, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has recommended people to use face masks made of cloth, which is said to be able to offer some form of protection.

It also expected that by using cloth face masks, people can avoid touching their eyes, nose, and mouth. Along with adhering to social distancing and regular washing or sanitizing of hands, using face masks is one of the methods recommended to use to prevent the virus.

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