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COVID-19: Nigeria confirms 22 more cases, total rises to 276

As at 10:00 pm 8th April, there are:

276 confirmed cases

44 discharged
6 deaths




Nigerian President, Major Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (RTD)
In Africa, Nigeria has announced 22 more cases of COVID-19, the disease that has killed six people so far in the country.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced that the total number of cases in the country increased from 254 on Tuesday evening to 276 late Wednesday evening.

Fifteen new cases were found in Lagos, four in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), two in Bauchi, while Edo State recorded one case. So far, 44 patients of the virus have been treated and discharged while six have died.

“As at 09:00pm 8th April there are 276 confirmed cases, 44 discharged and six deaths, the NCDC tweeted at about 9.01P.M. For more info- http://covid19.ncdc.gov.ng ,” the NCDC wrote on its Twitter handle. A breakdown of the cases reported in the country show that Lagos is still the epicenter for the outbreak in the country.

Lagos State has now recorded 145 cases, FCT – 54, Osun – 20, Oyo – 11, Edo – 12, Bauchi – 8, Akwa Ibom – 5, Kaduna – 5, Ogun – 4, Enugu – 2, Ekiti – 2, Rivers – 2, Benue- 1, Ondo- 1, Kwara – 2, Delta – 1 and Katsina – 1

On Wednesday, some Chinese doctors arrived Nigeria to share their experience after making progress in the fight against Covid-19 in their country. They also brought some medical equipment to assist Nigeria battle the disease, Nigerian officials said.

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