Fact About Nigeria’s COVID-19 Inflation: Read What NCDC Says

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By Muhammad Bashir
Upon the emergence of Coronavirus also known as COVID-19 in Nigeria with first case in Lagos, the country has so far tested a total number of 36, 899 persons in all the affected states including FCT.
A breakdown of all the confirmed cases has so far shown that 4,475 cases are still active, 1,734 have recovered and have been discharged, and 192 deaths have been reported.
NCDC said that of all the confirmed and active 6,401 cases in the country, Lagos State has so far reported 2, 755 cases, followed by Kano – 824, FCT – 427, Katsina – 281, Bauchi – 224, Borno – 227, Jigawa – 205, Ogun – 178, Kaduna – 152, Oyo – 143, Gombe – 136, Sokoto – 113, Edo – 119, Zamfara – 84, Kwara – 65, Rivers – 53, Plateau – 50, Osun – 42, Nasarawa – 34, Yobe – 32, Kebbi – 32, Delta – 27, Adamawa – 26, Niger – 22, Ondo – 20, Ekiti – 19,Akwa Ibom – 18, Taraba – 17, Enugu – 16, Ebonyi – 13, Imo – 7, Bayelsa – 7, Benue – 5, Anambra – 5 and Abia – 5.
There has been an increase in the number of cases reported across the states. Figures from NCDC also revealed that many of the states with increasing figures are those from the northern part of the country.
The presidential taskforce COVID-19 coordinator, Sani Aliyu, said on Tuesday at a press briefing that the response to COVID-19 cannot primarily be driven at the federal level.
“We need states to take more ownership,” he said. “Our responsibility is to provide guidance and ensure adequate compliance to recommended measures across board.”

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