NCDC report released today 21 April 2020 shows that the number of cases of Covid-19 infections tripled in Nigeria, rising to 117 new cases from 38 that was reported yesterday.
Lagos (59 cases), the FCT (29) and the new entrant, Kano (14) remain the high incidence states for the pandemic for which 25 lives have so far been lost nationwide.
Last night’s report shows that no new state has been captured in the data released.
Other top incidence reporting states include Borno (6), Katsina (4), Ogun (3) and both Rivers and Bauchi with one case each,
The number of recoveries and discharged cases however moved marginally from 188 to 197 cases while the death toll inched up by three and is now 25.
As in previously reported cases, Lagos also accounts for 16 of the 25 deaths recorded so far across the nation, according to the Lagos State Ministry of Health.
Watchers of these figures are not surprised that Lagos leads because it has become the most active and efficient state, in terms of testing and management of the diseases.
The Gov. Sanwo-Olu administration has set up testing centres in all the Local Governments and has gone on a campaign to invite people to volunteer themselves for tests, especially those who feel unwell.
In Enugu State, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi is said to be disturbed by a report from Jigawa that the index case – the one who who was the first to test positive – had a history of sojourn in Enugu.
The Enugu Covid 19 Task Force is said to have swung into action to identify the location where the Jigawa indigene stayed in Enugu before he returned to his home state-