Four More States Record Index Cases Of COVID-19

Four more states have recorded index cases of coronavirus, raising the figure of states that have confirmed at least one case of COVID-19 in the country.

They are Taraba in the North-East, Kebbi in the North-West, Ebonyi in the South-East, and Bayelsa in the South-South.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced this in an early-morning tweet on Monday.

It revealed that Taraba recorded six cases of COVID-19, while Kebbi, Ebonyi, and Bayelsa recorded one infection each.

The index cases were part of the 91 new infections announced by the health agency in its latest update on the outbreak of coronavirus in Nigeria.

Other states where new cases were reported include Lagos – 43, Kaduna and Gombe – five each; the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) – three.

The rest are Bauchi, Ondo, Oyo, Edo, and Rivers – three, Osun – two, Sokoto – eight, and Akwa Ibom – one.

This brings the figure of total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country to 1,273, with the death toll also rising to 40 while 239 people have been discharged.

A total of 32 states, and the FCT have recorded at least one case of COVID-19 while the NCDC also revealed that four states recorded new deaths.

They are Osun – two, Oyo – one, Rivers – one, and Katsina – one.

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