Eleven new cases of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic casees have been recorded in Nigeria, pushing the total to 81, the Nigerian Centre For Disease and Control said in the early hours of Saturday.
The new cases comprise of eight persons in Lagos who tested positive of the virus, two in Enugu State and one in Edo, NCDC said on it official Twitter account, noting that the total cases of 81 was as at 11:55pm 27th March.
Since the pandemic was first reported in Africa’s largest economy, after the index case, an Italian man who flown into the country about a month ago, there have been a total of 81 confirmed cases, including three discharged persons and one death.
A breakdown of the cases by states shows Lagos as being the state that has been hit more, with a total of 52 cases reported. Abuja followed next with 14 cases.Ogun and Oyo have three cases each.
Edo state, Bauchi and Enugu have all reported two cases each while the states of Ekiti, Osun and Rivers have just one person each to have been tested positive of the virus.
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