Enugu and Ebonyi States are witnessing a steady rise in number of confirmed cases of Covid-19, according to the latest figures from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
Yesterday, 2 May 2020, the two States almost doubled their numbers with six new confirmed cases of Covid-19, up from their previous combined total of seven cases.
The number also affected total figures for the South East Region, which rose from 12 to 18 in one day.
Inspite of this, however, the Region continues to enjoy the lowest rate of spread in the country, going by the relatively low numbers recorded in its five states.
Yesterday, Enugu contributed four new cases, a 100 percent jump from the previous day, while two new cases were confirmed for Ebonyi.
Nationwide, it was altogether a bad outing for the country as 220 new cases of Covid-19 were reported from tests done in 19 of Nigeria’s 36 States and the FCT.
Apart from the high-scoring states that were mentioned in a previous report, other States that reported Covid-19 cases include Sokoto (13), Kebbi (10), Yobe (9), Borno (6), Edo and Bauchi (5 each), Gombe, Oyo and Enugu (4 each), Zamfara (3) and two cases each for Nasarawa, Osun, Ebonyi, Kwara, Kano, and Plateau.
Enugu Reveals Travel History of 4 New Cases
As in previous cases, Enugu State Government has explained that its four new cases inadvertently imported the virus into the State by choosing to travel outside the State during the period that government imposed a movement restriction.
A statement issued last night by Health Commissioner Ikechukwu Emmanuel Obi revealed that the four new cases are “two adults and two children who travelled to Jos Plateau State with the 3rd positive case that was reported in Enugu.”
“These new cases live in Enugu but hail from Bauchi State, he said.
Dr. Obi encouraged Enugu residents to continue to observe the safety measures, as outlined by the State Tax Force, in order to manage the spread of the virus in the State.