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Round Up: How Coronavirus Hit All Southwest States In Nigeria

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Like every other country in the world, Nigeria’s cases of Coronavirus keep increasing on a daily basis and as at the time of filing this report, the cases in Nigeria has risen to 214.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed that while four people have died of this deadly virus, 25 have been discharged.

Lagos has recorded 109, followed by FCT- 43, Osun- 20, Oyo- 9, Akwa Ibom- 5, Ogun- 4, Edo- 7, Kaduna- 4, Bauchi- 6, Enugu and Ekiti recorded two each while Rivers, Benue and Ondo have one case each.

In this report, POLITICS NIGERIA looks at how the deadly virus find its way into all six southwest states of the country.

Lagos:

The first confirmed case in Lagos was reported on 27 February 2020, when an Italian citizen in Lagos tested positive for the virus.

The Italian patient flew in from Milan, a city badly hit by the coronavirus outbreak with no serious symptoms, screened when he arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos but did not show any symptoms of the virus.

He was managed at the Infectious Disease Hospital in Yaba, Lagos and now discharged. Lagos now has 109 cases.

Ondo:

On Friday, April 3, Ondo State recorded its first case of Coronavirus.

The state governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, who confirmed the development via his verified Twitter handle, also said the patient is an army officer who recently returned from India.

The state during the week was in celebration after 12 persons suspected to be carrying the virus came out negative. Less than a week after its jubilation, it recorded its first case which has not increased since then.

Osun:

On March 25, Osun State recorded its first case of the deadly virus.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed that the novel case is a returnee from the United Kingdom (UK) and is currently receiving treatment.

The state now has 20 which makes its rank third in the country.

Oyo:

Oyo state recorded its first case of coronavirus, on 22 of March.

Seyi Makinde, the governor, said public health officials are collaborating with the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan’s team on the case.

As at the time of filing this report, the state has recorded nine cases including that of the governor, Mr Makinde.

Ekiti:

Two weeks ago, Ekiti State recorded its first case of Coronavirus with the victim testing positive after driving an American citizen from Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

The Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr. Mojisola Yaya-Kolade, who disclosed this in a statement said the 27-year-old American has been confirmed dead.Dr. Yaya-Kolade revealed that the fatality has been officially confirmed by the Ekiti State Taskforce on COVID-19 led by Governor Kayode Fayemi.

This newspaper understands that the state now has two cases.

Ogun:

The NCDC confirmed that there are three cases in Ogun

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Kabir Adejumo

Adejumo Kabir is a graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. He is a great researcher with dozens of investigative journalism awards to his name at the national and international level. He loves community journalism and supports all aspects of public enlightenment. He has experience writing well-researched and impactful reports for several online publications. He is the Director of Campus Press Hub and Author of Campus Journalism Beginners' Handbook. He has also been shortlisted for the DAME Awards for his contributions to Journalism

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  1. U people should show us this people on nta we have not seen any of this so call infected people or is our nation telling us lies we need to see the to believe how come Nigeria is recording 224 cases

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