…Global update puts confirmed cases at 1,991,562 with 130,885 deaths

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has said that 35 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Nigeria on Thursday, April 16, 2020.

The NCDC made this known via its twitter handle, stating that the confirmed Coronavirus cases in the country increased to 422 after establishing the 35 cases yesterday.

According the Centre, the 35 new cases were reported from four states- Lagos (19), FCT (9), Kano (5), Oyo (2).  Adding that as at Thursday, April 16, 442 cases had been confirmed, with 152 cases discharged and 13 deaths recorded in Nigeria.

It stated that multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, continued to coordinate the national response activities.

The demographic details provided by the Centre showed that more men were affected by the disease than women. The information showed that out of the 422 established cases, 314 were men while 128 women.

In its global update, the NCDC said 210 countries have been affected by the novel Coronavirus with a total of 1,991,562 confirmed cases while 130,885 deaths have been recorded so far.

Peace Obi

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