Kano overtakes FCT with total confirmed cases, records 80 in 24 hours

By David Royal

Kano state on Thursday overtook the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, with total confirmed cases of COVID-19 after recording 80 cases in 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 219, while Abuja has a total of 178.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Thursday, announced that 204 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 1932.

NCDC also announced that seven more fatalities were recorded, bringing the total number of deaths to 58.

The NCDC, in a tweet at about 11:50 p.m. on Thursday, said of the 204 new cases, 80 were recorded in Kano state, 45-Lagos, 12-Gombe, 9-Bauchi, 9-Sokoto, 7-Borno, 7-Edo, 6-Rivers, 6-Ogun, 4-FCT, 4-Akwa Ibom, 4-Bayelsa, 3-Kaduna, 2-Oyo, 2-Delta, 2-Nasarawa, 1-Ondo, 1-Kebbi.

Thursday’s 204 new cases are the highest reported in a day since the outbreak of the pandemic in February.

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Across the world, the novel coronavirus has killed 230,309 people since the outbreak first emerged in China in December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 1900 GMT on Thursday.

As at 11:50pm, 30th April, the virus has spread to 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

With the new cases recorded, Nigeria now has 1,555 active cases, while 319 infected persons have been treated and discharged, with 58 deaths recorded.

“On the 30th of April 2020, 204 new confirmed cases and seven deaths were recorded in Nigeria

“No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.

“Till date, 1932 cases have been confirmed, 319 cases have been discharged and 58 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory

“The 204 new cases are reported from eighteen states- Kano (80), Lagos (45), Gombe (12), Sokoto (9), Bauchi (9), Edo (7), Borno (7), Rivers (6), Ogun (6), FCT (4), Akwa Ibom (4), Bayelsa (4), Kaduna (3), Oyo (2), Delta (2), Nasarawa (2), Ondo (1), Kebbi (1).

Find below, the number of states and the number of confirmed cases so far:

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