COVID-19: NCDC says confirmed cases hit 190 in Nigeria

COVID-19: NCDC says confirmed cases hit 190 in Nigeria


The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed six new cases of coronavirus in the country.

NCDC confirmed this via its verified Twitter handle.

This means there are now 190 confirmed cases in the country.

“Six new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Osun State, Nigeria.

“As at 11:00 am 3rd April there are 190 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Twenty have been discharged with two deaths, 190 confirmed cases, 20 discharged, and also 2 deaths.”


Meanwhile, Lagos State on Thursday, discharged eleven coronavirus patients at the Infectious Disease Centre, Yaba Mainland Hospital.

1st News reported that the Federal Government said it had tested over 2000 persons so far; for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID19) pandemic outbreak in the country.

Dr Osagie Ehanire, Minister of Health, disclosed this on Wednesday, April 2; in Abuja, at the Presidential Taskforce (PTF) Briefing on COVID19 in the country.

Ehanire said that Nigerians have to be tested; in one of the seven Nigeria’s molecular laboratories for the result to be valid.

He said that there was no need for Nigerians to travel.

The minister advised Nigerians to stay away from people that were sick or feeling ill.

Ehanire said that as at 12:30 p.m. April 1; NCDC has recorded 151 confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in Nigeria; with nine discharged as well as two deaths.

Also Read: NCDC working with affected states to identify COVID-19 cases – DG

Ehanire said that currently, there were 82 cases in Lagos; Abuja 28, Oyo – eight; Osun – 14; Ogun – four; Kaduna-three; Enugu – two, Edo – four and also Bauchi – two, Ekiti – two; while Rivers as well as Benue had one case each, respectively.

He also disclosed that the special support team from Irrua Federal Virus Research & Treatment Hospital (ISTH) would arrive in Abuja to support capacity building; accreditation; and also coordination of the isolation; as well as treatment centres in the FCT.

The Minister noted that the ministry had a virtual meeting with the Commissioners of Health of all the 36 states as well as the FCT; during which they updated state commissioners on national response plans to COVID-19.

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