Coronavirus 2019 Health News News Updates

Covid-19: More Cases Found in 3 South East States

Anambra, Ebonyi and Enugu confirmed yesterday a case of Covid-19 each, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said in its daily report released late last night, 13 May 2020.

A disappointed Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi pointed out yesterday that all of the cases in his state are persons that illegally crossed state boundaries into Enugu after a presidential ban on inter-state movement was announced.

Imo and Abia States reported zero cases. The five south east states have, however, consistently shown the lowest incidence rates, as can be seen from the NCDC table bellow:

With this NCDC latest report, Enugu has climbed to a dozen discoveries of Covid-19, with two cases fully recovered and been discharged.

A disappointed Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi pointed out yesterday that all of the cases in his state are persons that illegally crossed state boundaries into Enugu after a presidential ban on inter-state movement was announced.

He appealed to security personnel manning the state borders to redouble their efforts in order not to allow further importation of Covid-19 to endanger citizens of his state.

The NCDC report pushed up Ebonyi’s Covid-19 confirmed cases to nine, behind Enugu in the region, while Anambra is recording another case, long after it treated and discharged index and only case it had before now.

Altogether, NCDC reported 184 new cases of Covid-19 infections from test results gathered from 21 states and the FCT.

The cheery news, however, is that the country has reached and surpassed 1,000 cases of recoveries from the disease; NCDC put the number of recoveries at 1,070 as at yesterday.

A total of 164 persons have however succumbed to the illness since Nigeria began counting deaths.

The new confirmed cases follow an emerging pattern, with Lagos taking the lead with 51 cases, followed by a number of high incidence states from North West and North East regions.

The high-incidence States in the North West include Jigawa (23), Katsina (16), and Kano (14), while the North East has Bauchi in joint third position with Katsina at 16 confirmed cases.

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