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Coronavirus: Enugu Records First Cases As Nigeria Totals 81

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Coronavirus: Enugu Records First Cases As Nigeria Totals 81

 

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control as the 11:55PM 27th March has confirmed that Nigeria now has a total of 81 confirmed cases of persons infected with COVID19.

According to the Centre’s latest statement, 11 persons were reported as fresh cases after 5 new cases were reported earlier on Friday. Out of the 11 new cases, Enugu records it’s first confirmed cases as 2 persons tested positive, 8 new cases in Lagos and one person in Edo State.

The new breakdown shows that Lagos remains the epicenter of the COVID19 in Nigeria as it has over 64% of cases recorded in the country just as the country hits 81 confirmed cases, with 3 discharged and 1 death. Also, Enugu is the first State in the South East geopolitical zone with cases of persons infected with COVID19.

As at Friday night, Lagos now has a total of 52 cases, FCT has 14, 3 cases in Ogun & Oyo States; Bauchi, Enugu and Edo has 2 cases each while Ekiti, Osun and Rivers State all have one case each.

The Centre added that Federal and State Governments are intensifying efforts with contact tracing of confirmed cases so as to control the spread of the COVID19 as all the people that have come in contact with any of the confirmed cases are to be tested and isolated.

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