COVID-19: Ekiti’s third case dies as Nigeria’s figure hits 872

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Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, on Wednesday announced the death of the third COVID-19 case in the state.

The patient, who was based in Lagos as a community health worker, had sneaked into the state som days ago despite the existing lockdown and managed to have a baby at a private hospital.

However, her COVID-19 condition was detected and she was taken into quarantine.

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Wednesday announced they the total cases nationwide had been risen to 872 with 28 deaths.

Adamawa State joined the list for the first time with one case.

No new cases were reported in Kano because the state government had suspended testing due to the lack of materials.

Its update reads: “91 new cases of #COVID19 have been reported;

74 in Lagos
5 in Katsina
4 in Ogun
2 in Delta
2 in Edo
1 in Kwara
1 in Oyo
1 in FCT
1 in Adamawa

As at 11:25 pm 22nd April there are 873 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria.

Discharged: 197
Deaths: 28

“As at 11:25 pm 22nd April, breakdown of cases by state:

Lagos-504
FCT-119
Kano-73
Ogun-24
Katsina-21
Osun-20
Oyo-17
Edo-17
Kwara-10
Kaduna-9
Akwa Ibom-9
Borno-9
Bauchi-8
Delta-6
Gombe-5
Ekiti-4
Ondo-3
Rivers-3
Jigawa-2
Enugu-2
Niger-2
Abia-2
Benue-1
Anambra-1
Sokoto-1
Adamawa-1”

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