The dreaded coronavirus (COVID-19) has continued its upward curve in Nigeria. As at 10:40 pm yesterday, Saturday March 28, the number of confirmed cases had risen to 97.
Equally important, eight new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). Specifically, two of the cases were in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Additionally, four new cases were recorded in Oyo State while one each were recorded in Kaduna State and Osun State.
This information was disclosed by the NCDC via its official handle on the micro-blogging site, Twitter.
‘‘Eight new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria; 2 in FCT, 4 in Oyo, 1 in Kaduna and 1 in Osun State. As at 10:40 pm 28th March there are 97 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria with 1 death.’’
Eight new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria; 2 in FCT, 4 in Oyo, 1 in Kaduna and 1 in Osun State
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) March 28, 2020
Further breakdown of the distribution of confirmed coronavirus cases across Nigeria shows that; Lagos remains in the lead with 59.
However, no new infection was recorded in Lagos on Saturday.
Also, Lagos is closely followed by followed by Abujawith 16 cases. From three confirmed cases on Friday night, Oyo had racked up four new cases, making a total of seven. Meanwhile, Ogunrecorded no new cases, remaining at three. Same as Enugu, Edo and Bauchi on two, who are joined by Osun state; which recorded one new case, bringing the total to two cases. Also, four states namely Ekiti, Rivers, Benue and Kaduna – all had one case each.
Saturday’s update by the NCDC pegs the total of new coronavirus cases recorded in Nigeria on Saturday at 16. Of these, two states – Benue and Kaduna – had recorded their first cases.
As a matter of fact, the Kaduna case is the Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai. The former Minister of the FCT had taken to his Twitter handle to disclose that he had tested positive.