Anambra records first case of Coronavirus

Anambra state has recorded its index case of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC in a tweet confirmed that 17 new cases were recorded as at half past nine yesterday evening.

The announcement was made via its Twitter handle, The PUNCH reports.

According to NCDC’s statistics, the virus has spread to 19 states in the country.

It tweeted, “17 new cases of #COVID-19 have been reported as follows: eight in Lagos, three in Katsina, two in FCT, one in Niger, one in Kaduna, one in Anambra and one in Ondo.

“As of 09:30 pm on the 10th of April, there are 305 confirmed cases, 58 discharged, seven deaths.”

Giving a state-by-state breakdown of the cases, NCDC said, “Currently, Lagos has 163 cases, FCT- 56, Osun – 20, Edo – 12, Oyo – 11, Bauchi – six, Akwa Ibom – five, Ogun – 7, Kaduna – six, Enugu – two, Ekiti – two, Rivers – two, Kwara – two, Delta – two, Benue – one, Ondo – two, Katsina – four, Niger – one, and Anambra – one.”

The NCDC explained that three cases previously recorded for Lagos State have been transferred to Ogun.

“Three cases previously included as Lagos state’s cases have been transferred to Ogun state. The three cases live in satellite towns in Ogun close to Lagos

“Therefore, Lagos has reported 163 confirmed cases while Ogun State has reported seven confirmed cases,” it added.

 

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Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.

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