The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 87 new cases of COVID-19 in nine states. This was disclosed on the Twitter handle of the agency on Saturday night.
According to the breakdown, 33 were confirmed in Lagos, 18 in Borno, 12 in Osun, nine in Katsina, four each in Kano and Ekiti, three each in Edo and Bauchi, and one in Imo.
The number of discharged patients increased from 208 to 222, while the number of fatalities increased from 32 to 35. As at 11:55 pm on April 25, 1,182 confirmed cases of COVID-19 had been reported in Nigeria.
87 new cases of #COVID19 have been reported;
33 in Lagos
18 in Borno
12 in Osun
9 in Katsina
4 in Kano
4 in Ekiti
3 in Edo
3 in Bauchi
1 in Imo
As at 11:55 pm 25th April there are 1182 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria.
Nigeria crossed the 1,000 mark on Friday, when the number of confirmed cases jumped from 981 to 1,095 cases. However, below is the breakdown of cases in each of the affected states as of 11:55pm on April 25:
- Akwa Ibom-11
The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) had expressed concern over the number of health workers who have tested positive for coronavirus.
In a statement, the association appealed to the government to ensure adequate provision of personal protective equipment and other medical supplies for health workers.