Coronavirus: Nigeria records 575 new Cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 575 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 29,286.

According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Lagos tops the chart by recording 123 new cases, FCT-100, Delta-58, Edo-52, Ogun-42, Katsina-24, Bayelsa-23, Rivers-22, Borno-19, Plateau-18, Ondo-18, Oyo-17, Kwara-15, Osun-13, Enugu-9, Nasarawa-7, Abia-6, Cross River-5, Kaduna-3, Ekiti-1.

Nigeria has now recorded 29,286 cases of COVID-19 with 654 deaths, while 11,828 patients have been discharged from various Isolation centers across the country.

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790 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria

Nigeria’s Covid-19 cases are now over 26,000 as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced new cases on Wednesday night, July 1.

The disease control agency announced the new cases in its daily reported posted via its Twitter handle.

With the 790 new cases announced, Nigeria now has 26,484 confirmed Covid-19 cases, 10,152 recoveries and 603 deaths.

A breakdown of the new cases indicates that Delta leads with 166 cases while Lagos and Enugu states follow with 120 and 66 cases respectively.

The breakdown of the new cases across states in the country is as follows;

Delta-166, Lagos-120, Enugu-66, FCT-65, Edo-60, Ogun-43, Kano-41, Kaduna-39, Ondo-33, Rivers-32, Bayelsa-29, Katsina-21, Imo-20, Kwara-18, Oyo-11, Abia-10, Benue-6, Gombe-4, Yobe-2, Bauchi-2, Kebbi-2.

As at Wednesday, 26,484 confirmed cases of Coronavirus have been recorded in Nigeria. 10,152 patients have been discharged and 603 deaths have been recorded.

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Lagos state government threatens to impose new lockdown over increasing COVID-19 cases

The Lagos state government has warned that it could issue another lockdown as Coronavirus cases in the state continue to escalate.

Lagos state, Nigeria’s commercial capital has recorded over 9,741 cases with 1,475 recovered and 126 deaths and the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi, has revealed that the local government areas with the highest number of cases were Eti-Osa, Alimosho, Kosofe, Ikeja, Oshodi, Surulere and Lagos Mainland.

Speaking to journalists at a media briefing, Prof Akin Abayomi, said the government would not hesitate to impose another lockdown if the COVID-19 cases continue to sky rocket.

“We believe we are managing a delicate balance between the public health crisis and the economic livelihood of Lagosians. If things are getting out of hand, we will certainly consider another lockdown,” he said.

We are in the middle of the outbreak and we have not even peaked yet, and so the cases are still rising. We still expect to see a lot more cases in the next one month or two. I would use this platform to remind Lagosians that we have not yet peaked and Lagos is still going through the active community transmission of COVID-19.

“I think what may be giving you a false sense of security or confidence is that we say most people have mild to moderate disease. While that may be so, between three and five per cent of Lagosians that catch this infection have an extremely severe to critical form of COVID-19 and the risk of dying in that percentage is extremely high.

“Two to five per cent may seem like a small percentage, but even one per cent of 25 million people is a lot of Lagosians. We are not prepared to lose 250,000 Lagosians and we certainly will not even like to contemplate that number.

“So I appeal to Lagosians, particularly people who we believe are in the vulnerable category; anybody over the age of 50 or 55 with underlying medical conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity or any other medical condition that interferes with their immune system, they are extremely vulnerable to COVID-19.

“And the young people may be going out there with mild to moderate disease but they certainly go home in the evening and expose their parents and grandparents to the vulnerabilities.

“So I appeal to Lagosians, keep practising the social distancing measures and I hope these practices will help to flatten the curve and protect certain vulnerable members of the community.”

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Lagos state government threatens to impose new lockdown over increasing COVID-19 cases

The Lagos state government has warned that it could issue another lockdown as Coronavirus cases in the state continue to escalate.

Lagos state, Nigeria’s commercial capital has recorded over 9,741 cases with 1,475 recovered and 126 deaths and the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi, has revealed that the local government areas with the highest number of cases were Eti-Osa, Alimosho, Kosofe, Ikeja, Oshodi, Surulere and Lagos Mainland.

Speaking to journalists at a media briefing, Prof Akin Abayomi, said the government would not hesitate to impose another lockdown if the COVID-19 cases continue to sky rocket.

“We believe we are managing a delicate balance between the public health crisis and the economic livelihood of Lagosians. If things are getting out of hand, we will certainly consider another lockdown,” he said.

We are in the middle of the outbreak and we have not even peaked yet, and so the cases are still rising. We still expect to see a lot more cases in the next one month or two. I would use this platform to remind Lagosians that we have not yet peaked and Lagos is still going through the active community transmission of COVID-19.

“I think what may be giving you a false sense of security or confidence is that we say most people have mild to moderate disease. While that may be so, between three and five per cent of Lagosians that catch this infection have an extremely severe to critical form of COVID-19 and the risk of dying in that percentage is extremely high.

“Two to five per cent may seem like a small percentage, but even one per cent of 25 million people is a lot of Lagosians. We are not prepared to lose 250,000 Lagosians and we certainly will not even like to contemplate that number.

“So I appeal to Lagosians, particularly people who we believe are in the vulnerable category; anybody over the age of 50 or 55 with underlying medical conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity or any other medical condition that interferes with their immune system, they are extremely vulnerable to COVID-19.

“And the young people may be going out there with mild to moderate disease but they certainly go home in the evening and expose their parents and grandparents to the vulnerabilities.

“So I appeal to Lagosians, keep practising the social distancing measures and I hope these practices will help to flatten the curve and protect certain vulnerable members of the community.”

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NCDC announces 649 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria


Nigeria’s Coronavirus cases have exceeded 22,000 as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced 649 new cases of the new coronavirus disease on Wednesday night, June 24.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) released the newly recorded cases of the infectious disease via its official Twitter handle.

The report has it that the new cases were recorded in 22 states, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Lagos still topped the list with 250 cases while Oyo and plateau followed with 100 and 40 cases respectively.
The latest NCDC report shows that Nigeria now has 22,020 cases of Covid-19, with 7,613 recoveries and 542 deaths.

Nine people have died from the coronavirus complications in the last 24 hours while 275 people have recovered during the same period.

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Consultation ongoing on how we will end Nigerian football league season  – NFF

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has revealed that discussions are being held as to how to end the 2019-20 domestic league season due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), the body responsible for the management of the league, has suspended football activities since March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Boss Mustapha, chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 and secretary to the federal government, early this month said the government had no plans to open sporting activities leading the League Management Company (LMC) to propose four options to end the league, including a point-per-game (PPG) method.

Club owners had to vote in favour of the PPG as Plateau United currently lead the NPFL table with 49 points from 25 games while Rivers United are second with 45 points, and both clubs are in the Caf Champions League spots.

17 chairmen of the Club Owners Association voted in favour of the PPG method agreeing clubs should not face promotion or relegation.

The NFF has now announced that football stakeholders in the country should be patient until they conclude their consultations as to how the league should end.

“The Nigeria Football Federation has declared that wide consultation is still ongoing as to the format and pattern of foreclosing the 2019/2020 Football Season, including that of the Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL,” read a statement from the NFF.

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Nigeria’s COVID-19 Cases Exceed 20,000 With 436 Fresh Infections


The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this in a tweet on Sunday night June 21.

According to the agency, of the new cases, 169 were recorded in Lagos, 52 in Oyo and 31 in Plateau.

Other affected states are Imo with 29 cases, Kaduna with 28, Ogun with 23, the FCT and Enugu with 18 each, Bauchi with 17, Bayelsa with 14, Rivers with eight, Osun and Kano with six each, Edo and Benue with five each, Adamawa with three, Borno with two, and Abia and Ekiti states with one each.

The NCDC also noted that a total of 6,879 patients have recovered and have been discharged, while the death toll now stands at 518.

See breakdown below:

Lagos-169
Oyo-52
Plateau-31
Imo-29
Kaduna-28
Ogun-23
FCT-18
Enugu-18
Bauchi-17
Bayelsa-14
Rivers-8
Osun-6
Kano-6
Edo-5
Benue-5
Adamawa-3
Borno-2
Abia-1
Ekiti-1

20,244 confirmed
6,879 discharged
518 deaths

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Covid-19:Nigeria records 667 new coronavirus cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 667 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 19, 147.

12 deaths were recorded from the virus on Friday bringing the total number of confirmed deaths to 487.

The health agency in a tweet Friday evening said the new cases were reported in 18 states. Only one state, Cross River, is yet to report any case of the virus.

According to the NCDC, the 667 new cases are reported from 23 states-

Lagos – 281, Abia – 48, Oyo – 45, FCT – 38, Ogun – 37, Enugu – 31, Ondo – 23, , Plateau – 21, Edo – 19, Delta – 18, Rivers – 18, Bayelsa – 17, Akwa Ibom – 17, Kaduna – 14, Kano – 12, Bauchi – 9Gombe – 4, Osun – 3, Benue – 3, Nasarawa – 3, Kwara – 3, Ekiti – 2, and Borno – 1

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Former Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi reportedly in critical condition due to Coronavirus complications

Former Oyo State Governor,Abiola Ajimobi is reportedly in a critical condition over Coronavirus complications.

Abiola Ajimobi is reportedly battling the novel virus in a hospital in Lagos, according to Sahara Reporters. The publication adds that he’s in critical condition.

Ajimobi was rushed to a hospital weeks ago after his health condition deteriorated and has since remained in Intensive Care.

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Nigeria confirms 403 new COVID-19 cases, total 16,085

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has, on Sunday, confirmed 403 new cases of Corona virus spread across 20 states in the country.
The NCDC disclosed this in a late-night tweet on its official handle with Gombe topping the list of states having the highest number of infections.

Further NCDC data shows that 5,220 have so far been discharged while, unfortunately, 420 persons have lost their lives to COVID19.

See the breakdown below:

  1. Gombe-73
  2. Lagos-68
  3. Kano-46
  4. Edo-36
  5. FCT-35
  6. Nasarawa-31
  7. Kaduna-17
  8. Oyo-16
  9. Abia-15
  10. Delta-13
  11. Borno-13
  12. Plateau-8
  13. Niger-7
  14. Rivers-7
  15. Enugu-6
  16. Ogun-6
  17. Kebbi-3
  18. Ondo-1
  19. Anambra-1
  20. Imo-1

So far Nigeria has:

16,085 confirmed case

5,220 discharged

420 deaths

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