Nigeria has hit a thousand mark as the country, on Friday, recorded 114 cases of COVID-19, bringing the total recorded in the country to 1095.
In a tweet on Friday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, said the new cases were recorded in nine states- Lagos, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Ogun, Gombe, Zamfara, Edo, Oyo, Kaduna and Sokoto states, implying that 27 states and the FCT have recorded at least a case of the disease.
On Thursday, Zamfara State recorded its first cases of the virus since the beginning of the outbreak in Nigeria in February.
Also, Lagos State reported its highest daily figure, 80, since the index case was detected in the state.
A breakdown of the latest update shows that 80 of the new cases were reported in Lagos, 21 in Gombe, 5 in FCT, 2 in Zamfara and Edo, and one in Ogun, Oyo, Kaduna and Sokoto states.
According to the NCDC, there were 1095 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Nigeria as of 11:50 p.m. on April 24. Of these cases, 208 infected people have recovered and have been discharged while the death toll rose to 32 from 31 reported on Thursday.
A breakdown of all the cases shows that Lagos State has so far reported 657 cases, followed by FCT- 138, Kano- 73, Ogun- 35, Gombe– 30, Katsina- 21, Osun- 20, Edo- 19, Oyo- 18 cases, Borno- 12, Kwara- 11, Akwa Ibom- 11 cases, Kaduna- 10, Bauchi has recorded eight cases, Delta – six, Ekiti – four, Ondo and Rivers three apiece.
Jigawa, Enugu, Niger, Zamfara, Sokoto, and Abia have two cases each while Benue, Anambra, Adamawa and Plateau States have a case apiece.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, on Friday said that the high number of cases was as a result of ongoing community transmission and active case search.
He said most of the affected age group is from 31-40 years, while the highest COVID-19 fatality is in patients who are 50years and above.
He also said that the government has deployed COVID-19 starter packs to all tertiary health institutions and federal medical centres, to complement what had earlier been sent to states.
The starter packs, he said, consist of medical consumables to ensure the protection of frontline workers.