The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on Friday announced the confirmation of 114 new cases of Covid-19 in 8 states across the country and FCT. These new confirmed cases bring the total number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus (Covid-19) across the nation to 1095.
Of the 114 total confirmed new cases, 80 were recorded in Lagos, 21 in Gombe, 5 in FCT, 2 in Zamfara, 2 in Edo, 1 in Ogun, Oyo, Kaduna and Sokoto respectively. Lagos remains the epicenter with 657 confirmed cases followed by Abuja FCT with 138.
According to NCDC, 208 persons have recovered out the 1095 confirmed cases with 32 deaths nationwide.
In other news South Korea for the first time in 30 days did not report a Coronavirus related death anywhere in the country on Friday.
As Coronavirus pandemic rages on, many Muslims across the world would observe the holy month Ramadan under lock down. Earlier on Friday, Sokoto state Governor Aminu Tambuwal signed a law prohibiting preaching and public gathering during Ramadan.
According to his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Malam Muhammad Bello “the law was directed at the suspension of Tafsir, tarawih and Tahajjud in congressional forms during the fasting period.
The U.S Food and Drug Agency (FDA) approved the first at-home test for diagnosing Covid-19. According to the head U.S Food and drug Agency, Dr. Stephen Hahn “this is where, under certain circumstances with a doctor’s supervision, a test can be mailed to a patient and the patient can perform the self-swab and mail it back and get the results.”
According to him the U.S has approved 63 tests so far for Covid-19. The U.S has 890,524 confirmed cases and 51,017 deaths, making it the worst affected country in the world.
According to John Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, there are 2,790,986 confirmed cases and 195,920 globally
114 new cases of #COVID19 have been reported;
80 in Lagos
21 in Gombe
5 in FCT
2 in Zamfara
2 in Edo
1 in Ogun
1 in Oyo
1 in Kaduna
1 in Sokoto
As at 11:30 pm 24th April there are 1095 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria.
Deaths: 32 pic.twitter.com/NIDV1zTh9o
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) April 24, 2020