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407 COVID-19 Cases Recorded In Nigeria – NCDC Commences Door-To-Door Sample Collection In The FCT And Lagos State

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The number of COVID19 cases in Nigeria, as at 11:20 pm on Monday, April 15, 2020, stands at Four Hundred And Seven, (407).

This is, as an additional Thirty-Four, (34), cases were recorded according to the update released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC.

The update, also, showed that, One Hundred And Twenty-Eight, (128), cases have been discharged, with Twelve, (12), deaths recorded.

The updated figures showed that Lagos State recorded Eighteen, (18), new cases, while Kano State recorded Twelve, (12), new cases, with Katsina State recording Two, (2), new cases. Delta and Niger States, recorded One, (1), new case each.

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Lagos State, now stands at has Two Hundred And Thirty-Two, (232), cases, with the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja having Fifty-Eight, (58), cases and Osun State having Twenty, (20), cases.

Kano State now has Sixteen, (16), cases, with Edo State having Fifteen, (15), cases. Oyo State has Eleven, (11), while Ogun State has Nine, (9), cases, with Katsina State having Seven, (7), cases. Akwa Ibom, Bauchi and Kaduna States have Six, (6), cases each, while Kwara and Delta States, have Four, (4), cases each. while

Ondo States, have Three, (3), cases, with, while Ekiti, Enugu, Niger and Rivers States, have Two, (2), cases, each, with Anambra and Benue States, having One, (1), case each.

Meanwhile, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director-General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, announced during the briefing that, officials will commence a door-to-door exercise in Lagos State and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, to collect samples from people that are exhibiting the flu symptoms, so, they could be tested for the virus.

“In certain Abuja communities, we are going from door to door, to collect samples from people that have acute respiratory infections. We are doing same in Lagos. In these two places, Lagos and the FCT, where there is high incidence of the infection, we are now going to patients to collect samples”, he stated.

He, also, stated that Nigeria now has testing kits to improve the tests conducted to Three Thousand, (3,000).

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