Lagos COVID-19 cases hit 582 with 78 new infections

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Lagos State has recorded 78 new cases of coronavirus, The PUNCH reports.

This brings the total number of infections in the state to 582, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

The Centre also said the total number of cases in the country hit 981 while 197 recoveries and 31 deaths have been recorded.

Announcing via Twitter on Thursday night, the NCDC stated, “108 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported; 78 in Lagos, 14 in FCT, 5 in Ogun, 4 in Gombe, 3 Borno, 2 in Akwa Ibom, 1 in Kwara and 1 in Plateau.

“As at 11:30 pm 23rd April, there are 981 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Nigeria.

“As at 11:30 pm 23rd April, cases by state: Lagos – 582, FCT – 133, Kano-73, Ogun – 29, Katsina – 21, Osun – 20, Oyo – 17, Edo – 17, Borno – 12, Kwara – 11, Akwa Ibom – 11, Kaduna – 9, Gombe – 9, Bauchi – 8, Delta – 6, Ekiti – 4, Ondo – 3, Rivers – 3, Jigawa – 2, Enugu – 2, Niger – 2, Abia – 2, Benue – 1, Anambra – 1, Sokoto – 1, Adamawa – 1 Plateau – 1.”

The PUNCH reports that Lagos has been on Federal Government-ordered lockdown since 11 pm, March 30, as part of efforts to curb the spread of the infection in the nation’s commercial capital.

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