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Coronavirus Cases (COVID19) Rise to 276, 44 Discharged and 6 Dead in Nigeria

It is no news that Nigeria is among the nation that suffers staggeringly from the wild spread of the coronavirus disease. The statistic of coronavirus cases is now in hundreds and potentially increasing by the day. As of April 8, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has documented 22 additional coronavirus cases. There has been an aggregate of 276 confirmed cases, 44 discharged cases and 6 reported dead. The report of corona disease cases was released approximately 9:00 pm.

 

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Out of the twenty-two (22) new cases, fifteen (15) tested positive in Lagos, four (4) in the capital city, Abuja, two (2) in Bauchi and one (1) in Edo state.

 

CASE SUMMARY IN NIGERIA AS AT APRIL 8TH 2020

 

Total Samples Tested

> 5000

Total Confirmed cases

276

Discharged

44

Death

6

 

States Confirmed Cases Admission Cases Discharged Cases
Deaths Cases
Lagos

145

111

32

2

Abuja FCT

54

39

7

2

Osun

20

19

1

Edo

12

9

1

Oyo

11

10

Bauchi

8

5

Akwa Ibom

5

5

Kaduna

5

4

Ogun

4

2

2

Enugu

2

2

Ekiti

2

1

1

Kwara

2

Rivers

2

1

1

Benue

1

1

Ondo

1

1

Delta

1

1

Katsina

1

1

1

Total

276

224

44

6

 

Globally as at 02:09 GMT 9 April 2020

 

 

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In other to curb the horrible coronavirus disease, Osagie Ehanire, the minister of health, welcomed a group of fifteen (15) medical doctors from China. The medical practitioners arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. As part of China valuable contribution to Nigeria, the foreign doctors came with 16-ton of test kits, sanitizing equipment, ventilators, non-reusable medical mask, pills, infrared thermometer and other materials as requested by the Nigerian government. The health workers are expected to generously share their wealth of extensive knowledge in dealing with the coronavirus crisis the country is experiencing. The medical team is expected to work in collaboration with Nigerian doctors for the next fourteen days.

 

 

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), however, strongly expressed their genuine concerns, dissatisfaction and rejects the plan initiated by the Federal government. The president of the NMA, Francis Faduyile, reported on Sunday, April 5. He characterized the idea as misguided and humiliation to the medical association and relevant health workers who are doing their best to combat the pandemic virus attack.

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