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20 Apr 2020

Jigawa, Borno Records First Cases Of Coronavirus As Total In Nigeria Hits 627, 21 Dead

Jigawa and Borno States have recorded their first cases of coronavirus.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known on Sunday night via its Twitter handle.

It stated that the two states recorded their first cases while the total cases in the country rise to 627.

While two cases were reported in Jigawa, one was reported in Borno.

“Eighty-six new cases of COVID-19 have been reported; 70 in Lagos, 7 in FCT, 3 in Katsina, 3 in Akwa Ibom, 1 in Jigawa, 1 in Bauchi, 1 in Borno.

“One case previously reported in Kano has been transferred to Jigawa state. Therefore, the total number of confirmed cases in Kano is 36 as at the 19th of April 2020.

“As at 11:50 pm 19th April, there are 627 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Nigeria,” it stated, adding that the total recoveries in the country were 170 while the total deaths were 21.

A breakdown of cases by states showed that Lagos has 376 cases, FCT has 88 infections, Kano has 36, Osun, 20; Oyo, 16; Edo, 15; Ogun, 12; Kwara, 9; Katsina, 12; Bauchi, 7; Kaduna, 6; Akwa Ibom, 9; Delta, 4; Ekiti- 3, Ondo, 3; Enugu, 2; Rivers, 2; Niger, 2; Benue,  1, Anambra, 1; Borno, 1; and Jigawa, 2.

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