Nigeria recorded 10 new cases of COVID-19 infections as at the evening of Thursday, April 2, 2020, with Seven, (7), (cases), new cases recorded in Lagos State and Three, (3), new cases recorded at the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
The update, also, shows that, Eleven, (11), cases were discharged to go home yesterday, after they have recovered. This was reported by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, in its update, released in the evening of Thursday, April 2, 2020, on the COVID-19 pandemic.
With the Ten, (10), new recorded cases, the number of people in Nigeria that have, so far, tested positive for COVID-19, has risen now risen to One Hundred And Eighty-Four, (184), with the number of discharged cases now Twenty, (11), while the number of deaths, from the virus remains Two, (2).
The total number of 184 COVID-19 cases in Nigeria, indicates that, Lagos State has Ninety-Eight, (98), cases, with the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, with Thirty-Eight, (38), cases, while Osun State figures, remains at Fourteen, (14), cases and Oyo State, Eight, (8), cases.
Akwa-Ibom State has Five, (5), with Five, cases. Edo, Kaduna and Ogun States, have Four, (4), cases each, while Bauchi State, has Three, (3), cases. Ekiti and Enugu States, have Two, (2), case each, while Benue and Rivers States, have One, (1), each.
Meanwhile, the lockdown in Lagos State and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, enters the 4th day today, Friday, April 3, 2020, while the lockdown commenced in Ogun State today, Friday.
On the rejection and re-testing, by Akwa Ibom State yesterday, of the Five, (5), COVID-19 cases that, tested positive, from samples sent from the State, due to what it claimed was, ‘a disturbing breach in the test and reporting procedure’, by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, said that, the Akwa Ibom State government was, way out of line, for rejecting the results and asking for a re-testing.
“I just read the press release of the Commissioner for Health in Akwa Ibom State and I think it’s a little bit unfortunate, because there was some delay in reporting the results to him because, the team that lead the lab, where these tests were done were, actually, on their way to Abuja, to carry out an important national assignment”, he stated.
“These tests were done in the Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital. This is, our oldest and most experienced lab, in carrying out PCR diagnosis, so, there is really no reason, to dispute the validity of these results”, he stressed.
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