Two new Coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths, have been recorded in Lagos as the total confirmed cases in the state hit 379.
The State’s Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, through his Twitter handle said the deceased included a 45-year-old man and a 36-year-old woman.
“One of the deceased was a 45-year-old Nigerian; male who returned from India in January, 2020.
“The second death involved a 36-year-old Nigerian; female with severe underlying health condition. She had no history of travel or contact with any #COVID19 confirmed case,” Abayomi said.
According to him, the number of COVID-19 related deaths in Lagos now stands at 16.
Newsmen report that Lagos state remains the epicentre of Nigeria’s COVID-19 infections with 379 of the overall 665 cases.
The NCDC on Monday said 38 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 665 in Nigeria.
However, Lagos was not part of the states where the new cases were recorded.
According to the centre, three new states – Gombe, Sokoto and Abia – have joined states with reported cases of the virus, as the number of states with confirmed cases now reached 25.
It stated that of the 38 new cases from eight states, 23 were reported in Kano; five in Gombe; three in Kaduna; two in Borno, two also in Abia, while one each was recorded in FCT, Sokoto and Ekiti.
It said, “On the 20th of April 2020, 38 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Nigeria. Till date, 665 cases have been confirmed, 188 cases have been discharged in Nigeria.
“Breakdown of cases by states: Lagos – 376, FCT-89, Kano-59, Osun-20, Oyo-16, Edo-15, Ogun-12, Kwara- nine, Katsina-12, Bauchi- seven, Kaduna- nine, Akwa Ibom- nine, Delta- four, Ekiti- four,
Ondo- three, Enugu- two, Rivers- two, Niger- two, Benue- one, Anambra- one, Borno- three, Jigawa- two, Abia- two, Gombe – five, and Sokoto- one.”
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