According to the report released by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control ( NCDC) on Tuesday 21st April by 11.25pm (Nigerian Time), 117 new cases of Coronavirus (Covid-19) was recorded in the country. Hence the total number of confirmed cases now stands at 782.
The new cases were recorded across 8 states in the country with Lagos having the highest number at 59, followed by 29 cases in FCT, 14 in Kano, 6 in Borno, 4 in Katsina, 3 in Ogun, 1 in Rivers and 1 in Bauchi state.
117 new cases of #COVID19 have been reported;
59 in Lagos
29 in FCT
14 in Kano
6 in Borno
4 in Katsina
3 in Ogun
1 in Rivers
1 in Bauchi
As at 11:25 pm 21st April there are 782 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria.
Deaths: 25 pic.twitter.com/i6UaoqWHiu
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) April 21, 2020
Out of the 782 total confirmed cases in Nigeria, 197 persons have recovered with 25 fatalities. Lagos has the highest number of cases with a total of 430 confirmed cases and 15 deaths followed by Abuja FCT at 118 cases and 3 deaths.
According to John Hopkins Coronavirus resource Center, there are 2,564,190 confirmed cases of Covid-19 globally with 177,445 deaths. With US having 825,041 confirmed cases making it the highest in the world as at 5am GMT.
On Friday 27th April the former Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari was among those recorded to have died of the virus.
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There has been concerns that Nigeria is under-testing compared to what is obtainable in other countries. According to the data on NCDC website, Nigeria has conducted over 7,153 Covid-19 tests in total.
This is little when compared to countries like South Africa that have conducted over 100,000 Covid-19 tests. However, this South African total figure is dwarfed by The US data which tests over 150,000 per day with a total of 4,155,178 tests conduc,ted.
NCDC is ramping up its testing capacity to increase daily number of tests and availability of testing laboratory across the country as well improving contact tracing according to the national strategy to scale up access to Coronavirus testing in Nigeria document made available by NCDC