Covid-19: NCDC announces new confirmed cases, highest in 48 hrs; concern rises about spike in Lagos

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed no fewer than 16 new cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria.

According to the NCDC announcement on its Twitter handle Tuesday night, “Sixteen new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria: 10 in Lagos, 2 in the FCT, 2 in Oyo, 1 in Delta and 1 in Katsina

“As at 09:30 pm 7th April, there are 254 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Fourty-four have been discharged with six deaths,” it tweeted.

Ther are now 204 active cases, and about 7000 contacts to tracing.

Lagos still leads with 139 cases, thereby raising concerns about extending the current lockdown President Muhammadu Buhari declared in the state, Ogun, Abuja, and the FCT about seven days ago.

Lago state health authorities have warned the state cannot handle 4000 cases, urging people to stay at home and halt the spread.