Coronavirus outbreak in the country hits a disheartening phase on Wednesday, March 18, as fives more cases of the global epidemic were reported, 24 hours after the Ministry of Health revealed the third case. Nigeria Navy 2020 recruitment ongoing
The new cases were announced on media by Tolu Ogunlesi, the special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, barely 24 hours after the third case was reported. In a series of tweet ,Tolu Ogunlesi said four of the victims are Nigerians who just arrived the country from the United States of America and United Kingdom.
The presidential aide also claimed that one of the four new Nigerian victims is a 6-week old baby which marks the youngest victim reported so far. He also added that the fifth victim is a “foreign national who came in through the land border which marks the first case of infection via land border in Nigeria.
Although some suspected cases tested negative, the last five days have seen the country plunged into the red zone as more cases has being confirmed or suspected as were reported in some states.
According to reports, here are the states with confirmed and suspected cases of the Covid-19 with Lagos State Topping the List.1. Lagos: Lagos state tops the coronavirus index as not less than eight cases have been reported in the state.
2. Edo: In Edo State there are only suspected cases in the state.
3. Ekiti: The State has recorded their first case of coronavirus. According to report the victim was tested positive after driving an American citizen from Ibadan.
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4. Enugu: In Enugu State there is no confirmed case of coronavirus as the state government announces that the test result of the suspected case in the state is negative.
5. Plateau: The Plateau government has revealed that all 43 suspected cases in Plateau state are negative after being tested6. Katsina: Coronavirus cases are still suspected in Katsina.
7. Kano: The state commissioner of health, Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa, said that all rumoured cases of coronavirus were confirmed negative.
8. Ogun:The state has only one case of coronavirus and so many suspected cases.
9. Yobe: Coronavirus case is still suspected in Yobe State.
10. Ondo:The state government has confirmed that there is a suspected case of coronavirus in Akure, the Capital.