12 dead in one day as Nigeria’s Covid-19 cases exceeds 15,000

A Clarion Call To Declare World War III Against Covid-19 Pandemic, By Magnus Onyibe

Nigeria recorded 627 COVID-19 cases on Friday, taking the national total to 15,181.

It was the second high number to be logged in 24 hours, following Thursday’s record-setting 681.

Overall, the NCDC announced 12 deaths, from 387 to 399.

Those discharged were 397. This took the discharged to 4,491 from 4,494 on Thursday.

Ninety of the newly discharged came from Lagos isolation centres.

Lagos logged on Friday another 229 cases, although smaller to the 345 confirmed cases a day earlier.

According to the NCDC, the FCT Abuja that did not register a case on Thursday, returned with another 65.

Abia that shocked a few days ago by toppling Lagos from the grim chart, returned with 54 cases.

Borno, Oyo, Rivers, Edo, Gombe, also logged some high numbers as well.

While Borno recorded 42 cases, Oyo has 35.

Rivers logged in with 28, tied with Edo state.

Gombe recorded 27 cases and Ogun 21.

Breakdown of the cases recorded in the states:

Lagos-229
FCT-65
Abia-54
Borno-42
Oyo-35
Rivers-28
Edo-28
Gombe-27
Ogun-21
Plateau-18
Delta-18
Bauchi-10
Kaduna-10
Benue-9
Ondo-8
Kwara-6
Nasarawa-4
Enugu-4
Sokoto-3
Niger-3
Kebbi-3
Yobe-1
Kano-1

Total:
15181 confirmed
4891 discharged
399 deaths

In the overall caseload update provided by the NCDC, Lagos has a total of 6,840 confirmed cases so far.

The Abuja FCT is second with 1,162, with Kano closely following with 1,049.

Ogun is fourth with 544 cases, while Edo is fifth with 518 cases.

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