On Saturday Nigeria Center for Disease Control confirmed 220 new cases of Coronavirus across 18 states in the country and FCT. The details are as follows 62 in Lagos, 52 in FCT, 31 in Kaduna, 13 in Sokoto, 10 in Kebbi, 9 in Yobe, 6 in Borno, 5 in Edo, 5 in Bauchi, 4 in Gombe, 4 in Enugu, 4 in Oyo, 3 in Zamfara, 2 in Nasarawa, 2 in Osun, 2 in Ebonyi, 2 in Kwara, 2 in Kano, and 2 in Plateau.
There are 2,388 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Nigeria with 385 recoveries and 85 deaths. Total samples tested in Nigeria for Covid-19 as at 22:27GMT stands at 16,588 according data on NCDC website.
The worst affected states in Nigeria are Lagos state – 1,068, Kano -313, FCT – 266, Gombe -96 , and Borno – 69.
With the recent increases in number of cases in Kano state, it now has more cases than any other state except Lagos state. Kano state government had returned the Almajiris in the state to their home states as part of it’s measures to control the spread of Coronavirus in the state.
This, in itself presents a problem for other states in the northern part of Nigeria where the children were returned to as many of them might be infected.
According to Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, 21 out of the 61 Almajiris that were returned to Kaduna state from Kano tested positive for Coronavirus. This represents 34.4% of the returned children. He made this known while speaking at the digital edition of the Platform Nigeria on Saturday.
Kaduna state has tested over 400 people so far. Kaduna state has only 20 intensive care unit beds with no testing facility prior to Coronavirus pandemic, however additional beds has been built with testing facility in progress the Governor stated.
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“To make matters worse, Kano was allowed, to move Almajiris around the north, and has probably set the whole northern Nigeria ablaze with Covid-19. So, in fact, the whole north needs to be given special attention now” said Doyin Odubanjo, chairman, Association of Public Health Physicians of Nigeria, Lagos Chapter.
Guinea-Bissau has received a shipment of Covid-Organics from Madagascar. Covid-Organics is made from a plant with a proven use for malaria treatment known as artemisia and other locally sourced herbs. Covid-Organics is being promoted by the country’s President, Andry Rajoelina as a cure for Covid-19. However, it has not been approved by the WHO.
Guinea-Bissau has recorded 257 cases of Coronavirus, 19 recoveries and 1 death.
Madagascar has recorded 135 confirmed cases of Coronavirus, 97 recoveries with ZERO deaths. According to John Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center as at 21:23 GMT on Saturday. This may be seen as a testament that Covid-Organics might be effective on Coronavirus.
In Africa, there are total of 41,330 confirmed cases of Coronavirus, out of which 13,621 have recovered and 1,701 deaths recorded according to African Center for Disease Control.
The worst affected country in the world, U.S has recorded 1,126,021 confirmed cases, 164,015 recoveries and 66,045 deaths. It has conducted over 6million tests for Covid-19 more than any other country. About 33% of the global cases is in the U.S.
In Europe, the total number of confirmed cases have passed 1.5 million on Saturday according to Agence France-Presse (AFP). Spain, Italy, UK, France and Germany are the top five worst affected countries in Europe with a combined total of 938,270 confirmed cases representing over 60% of all the cases in Europe according to John Hopkins tally.
There are 3,407,983 confirmed cases of Coronavirus globally, 1,072,148 recoveries and 242,270 deaths according to John Hopkins tally.
220 new cases of #COVID19;
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) May 2, 2020