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UPDATED: 44 dead as COVID-19 spreads to 33 states, Abuja


No fewer than 44 persons have died of coronavirus-related complications in Nigeria.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control announced this on its website on Wednesday.

It also said that 195 persons contracted the virus on Tuesday in the country.
According to data obtained from the centre, the virus has spread to 33 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
The PUNCH reports that Jigawa is the most recent state to record a case of COVID-19 in Nigeria.
Of the 44 deaths recorded in the country, 19 were reported in Lagos, three each in Abuja, Sokoto and Edo, one each in Kano, Ogun, Akwa Ibom, and Ekiti, two in Delta, Rivers, Osun, Borno, Katsina and Oyo.
NCDC said, “On the 28th of April 2020, 195 new confirmed cases and four deaths were recorded in Nigeria
“One new state (Nasarawa) has reported a case in the last 24 hours.
“Till date, 1532 cases have been confirmed, 255 cases have been discharged and 44 deaths have been recorded in 33 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
“The 195 new cases are reported from fifteen states- Lagos (80), Kano (38), Bauchi (15), Ogun (15), Borno (11), Gombe (10), Sokoto (nine), Jigawa (five), Edo (five), Zamfara (two), FCT (one), Enugu (one), Rivers (one), Delta (one), Nasarawa (one).”
Data obtained from the centre also shows that Lagos currently has a total confirmed COVID-19 cases of 844; Abuja/FCT, 158; Kano, 115; Borno, 53; Gombe, 46; Ogun, 50; Osun, 34; Katsina, 30; Edo, 30; Oyo, 21; Kaduna, 15; Bauchi, 29; Akwa Ibom, 12; and Sokoto, 19.
It also shows that Kwara has recorded 11 confirmed cases while Ekiti has eight; Ondo, eight; Delta, seven; Rivers, seven; Taraba, eight; Abia, two; Enugu, three; Niger, two; Jigawa, seven; Zamfara, four; Benue, one; Anambra, one; Adamawa, one; Plateau, one; Imo, one; Bayelsa, one; Ebonyi, one; and Kebbi, one and Jigawa one.
NCDC added, “One case previously reported in Gombe State is now recorded as a Borno State case.
Therefore, the total number of cases in Borno is 53 and 46 in Gombe.”

CASE SUMMARY IN NIGERIA AS AT APRIL 28TH 2020

Total Samples Tested > 10918
Total Confirmed cases 1532
Discharged 255
Death 44
States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Active Cases No. Discharged No of Deaths
Lagos 844 682 143 19
Abuja FCT 158 119 36 3
Kano 115 114 0 1
Borno 53 51 0 2
Ogun 50 42 7 1
Gombe 46 46 0 0
Osun 34 14 18 2
Katsina 30 28 0 2
Edo 30 19 8 3
Bauchi 29 23 6 0
Oyo 21 10 9 2
Sokoto 19 16 0 3
Kaduna 15 9 6 0
Akwa Ibom 12 2 9 1
Kwara 11 9 2 0
Ekiti 8 5 2 1
Ondo 8 5 3 0
Delta 7 3 2 2
Rivers 7 3 2 2
Taraba 8 8 0 0
Abia 2 2 0 0
Enugu 3 1 2 0
Niger 2 2 0 0
Jigawa 7 7 0 0
Zamfara 4 4 0 0
Benue 1 1 0 0
Anambra 1 0 1 0
Adamawa 1 1 0 0
Plateau 1 1 0 0
Imo 1 1 0 0
Bayelsa 1 1 0 0
Ebonyi 1 1 0 0
Kebbi 1 1 0 0
Kebbi 1 1 0 0
Total 1532 1233 255 44