Coronavirus Update: Nigeria Cases Reach 81 As Enugu Records New Cases
In the past days, the recent increase of the pandemic Covid-19 is becoming alarming Globally, and Nigeria is not left out as new cases are discovered daily.
Nigeria now has 81 cases of Covid-19, as 11 new cases were announced Friday evening by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control . Enugu, in South-East Nigeria, also joined the list of Nigerian states with confirmed cases of the pandemic.
The new cases were announced less than four hours after health authorities unveiled five fresh incidents of infections.
This brings the total number of confirmed cases announced on Friday alone to 16. This is the highest number of cases announced in a single day since the country confirmed its first case of the deadly virus in February.
Meanwhile, Enugu State presented cases for the first time, the NCDC indicated.
The public health agency said on its twitter handle that the new cases announced late Friday were reported in three states, Lagos, Enugu and Edo states.
The NCDC said eight (8) of the new cases were reported in Lagos, two (2) in Enugu and one (1) in Edo State.
“As at 11:55 pm 27th March, there are 81 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Three (3) have been discharged with 1 death,” it said.
A breakdown of cases as reported by states shows that Lagos remains the epicentre for Covid-19 in Nigeria.
Globally, as at midnight on Friday, 39,827 new cases were confirmed bringing the total number of cases to 372,757. About 1722 new deaths were also recorded worldwide, bringing total mortality, as at Friday, to 16, 231.