As the battle against Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues, Nigeria on Sunday recorded 10 new cases of COVID-19 as the total number of infected persons rose to 224.
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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control NCDC disclosed on Twitter that the new cases were reported in three states: Lagos, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Edo.
Six of the new cases, according to the public health agency, were reported in Lagos, two in the FCT and two Edo State.
Of the total 224 confirmed cases, the NCDC revealed that 27 people have recovered and have been discharged while five deaths have been recorded.
The NCDC, based on the data it released, explained that Lagos still has the highest number of confirmed cases in the country.
Breaking down the figure, the data showed that Lagos, as at Sunday morning, has recorded 115 cases, FCT – 45, Osun – 20, Oyo – 9, Akwa Ibom – 5, Ogun – 4, Edo – 9, Kaduna – 4, and Bauchi – 6. Enugu and Ekiti have two cases each, while Rivers, Benue and Ondo have recorded one each.
In the meantime, Nigeria is leaving no stone unturned in containing the spread of the disease, even as cases continue to increase.
This follows a statement on Twitter by Bashir Ahmad, the Special Assistant President Muhammadu Buhari on New Media, that Bayero University has commenced the production of ventilators as the federal government intensifies effort in the fight against COVID-19.
Ahmad, whose statement was slammed by angry Nigerians stated: “Bayero University, Kano started producing ventilators without waiting for anyone to ask them to. I am sure nobody will stop Innoson Motors from starting the massive production of the machine, especially at the moment when its market is much more profitable than that of motors”
Globally, as of Sunday morning, over 200 countries across the world have recorded at least a case.
Also, the number of infected people continues to increase globally with over one million infected, over 65,000 deaths and over 253,000 recoveries.