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Covid-19: Confirmed Case In Nigeria Moves To 442, 13 Deaths Recorded As NCDC Announces 35 New Cases

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The confirmed cases of covid-19 in Nigeria today rises to 442 as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control declared 35 new cases of #COVID19.

The table shows state by state analysis:

19 in Lagos

9 in FCT

5 in Kano

2 in Oyo

As at 10:20 pm 16th April there are 442 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. 152 have been discharged with 13 deaths.


Lagos- 251

FCT- 67

Kano- 21

Osun- 20

Edo- 15

Oyo- 13

Ogun- 9

Katsina- 7

Bauchi- 6

Kaduna- 6

Akwa Ibom- 6

Kwara- 4

Delta- 4

Ondo- 3

Enugu- 2

Ekiti- 2

Rivers-2

Niger- 2

Benue- 1

Anambra- 1


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DEAD SECOND COVID I9 CASE IN WARRI

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Written by Monoyo Snr

In the photo below are the Warri South LGA chairman, alongside the DPO, Warri Area Command and some members of staff of the Council earlier this morning on a seal up exercise of the story building that houses the quack clinic that first treated Delta’s dead 2nd case of COVID 19 in Ugbori, Warri. 

First, I wonder how the Council went to carry out a seal up exercise without fumigating the building and its environs. We are not even sure if all the staff of the clinic and occupants of the building have been arrested by the authorities.

The deceased, a BEDC Business Manager and Pastor was first taken to Lagos for treatment before returning to Warri two weeks ago for hidden treatment. Unborn, where he was hidden, is a densely populated Itsekiri community.

When we advocated for a shutdown of the state borders, people thought that we were playing the script of the opposition. Some mocked us that we were ignorant of the workings of government. Finally, when Governor Okowa heeded to our call, the Lockdown seemed only effective everywhere in the state bar the borders. We heard reports of complicit security officials collecting as low as N3000 to allow people into the state through the borders. Oh yes, nothing is impossible in crisis situations in Nigeria. Greed and lack of proper monitoring make our borders porous in such situations. Africans have never taken their health seriously. Otherwise, how do you explain the dearth of quality healthcare everywhere in Nigeria especially Delta State?

Now, see what has become of our state. Apparently, by the time Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa decided to shut down the borders, the 2nd case had already entered the state. The scariest thing is that there could be more cases. 

I’m sorry, but I do not share the belief that Delta State has been able to account for the exact number of possible COVID-19 carriers in the State. In fact, the entire country lacks that discipline. We are not people that keep accurate records.

The index COVID 19 case was unknown to the Delta State Government until his condition deteriorated. Same for this dead case.

The question is are we going to keep waiting for cases to deteriorate before we do the needful? From what we know about the virus, by the time a case deteriorates, the carrier has become high risk and may have infected everyone around him/her unbeknownst to them until about a week plus after contact with the high-risk case that they would start showing noticeable symptoms.

Besides the press releases and number updates that the State Government is doing, how thorough is their contact-tracing exercise? I bet you that even before the WSLGA officials arrived this morning, the clinic staff and maybe the other tenants occupying the house would have deserted the building. How do you trace them in a state that the accurate database has continually eluded?

Sadly, the very little awareness campaign is carried out in the state. Besides, the FG through NCDC general awareness campaign, I do not think that the state has scored above 40% in local awareness against the virus otherwise people who live around the building would have blown the cover on the case. 

To make matters worse, the deceased was transported all the way to Oghara before it could be confirmed that he died of Covid19. 

As densely populated as Warri -the most populous city and economic nerve center of Delta State, the State Government didn’t deem it proper to site a befitting Isolation Centre with testing kits in Warri. 

Everything is politics in Delta State -Every freaking goddamn thing. 

I pray that God helps us not to allow this to be a pandemic in Delta State. I just pray.

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Covid-19: Nigeria Records 20 New Cases As Toll Moves To 343

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Few hours after the President of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari extends the lockdown impose in Lagos, Ogun states and Abuja, in order to further curb the spreading of the virus. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has annoounced 20 new cases.

The agencyade this known through her twitter handle.

The tweet:

Twenty new cases of #COVID19 have been reported as follows:13 in Lagos2 in Edo2 in Kano2 in Ogun1 in OndoAs at 09:50 pm 13th April there are 343 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. 91 have been discharged with 10 deathsNo of states with confirmed cases:19

As at 09:50 pm 13th April, there are

343 confirmed cases

91 discharged

10 deaths

Lagos- 189

FCT- 56

Osun- 20

Edo- 14

Oyo- 11

Ogun- 9

Bauchi- 6

Kaduna- 6

Akwa Ibom- 5

Katsina-5

Kwara- 4

Ondo- 3

Delta- 3

Kano- 3

Enugu- 2

Ekiti- 2

Rivers-2

Benue- 1

Niger- 1

Anambra- 1

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Lagos Mainland Has Number Of Confirmed Cases As The State Records New 70 Cases

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The epicentre of the novel coronavirus case in Nigeria; Lagos State releases a statistics chart to show the some details about the number of confirmed cases in the state.

The chart shows that the local government with the highest number of confirmed cases as 18/04/20 is the Lagos Mainland follows by Ikeja. While only 3 local government have not recorded any cases.

The chart also shows that the gender ratio of the confirmed cases is 70:30 for male and female respectively.

It will be recalled that Lagos state has more than 60% of the total number of cases in the country with close to 400 cases.

The state has been under lockdown for the last 21 days and there is still the possibility of extension with the exponential increase being recorded in the state.

It is to be noted that, the Lagos state government has extended testing centres to 26 in the state.

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