The spread of novel Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) in Nigeria has continued to record rapid increase as the latest statistics provided by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control showed that there are 1,728 confirmed cases.
On the 29th of April 2020, 196 new confirmed cases and five deaths were recorded in Nigeria.
Till date, 1728 cases have been confirmed, 307 cases have been discharged and 51 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
The 196 new cases are reported from twelve states- Lagos (87), Kano (24), Gombe (18), Kaduna (17), FCT (16), Katsina (10), Sokoto (8), Edo (7), Borno (6), Ebonyi (1), Yobe (1), Adamawa(1).
In a move to combat the spread of the pandemic disease, President Muhammadu Buhari directed the cessation of all movements in Lagos and the FCT for an initial period of 14 days, which took effect from 11 pm on Monday, 30th March 2020.
The movement restriction, which was extended by another two-weeks period, is expected to be lifted on May 4, 2020.
The latest numbers bring Lagos state total confirmed cases to 931, followed by Abuja at 174, Kano (139), Gombe (64) Borno (59), Ogun (50), Katsina (40), Edo (37), Osun (34), Kaduna (32), Bauchi (29), Sokoto (27), Oyo (21), Akwa Ibom (12), Kwara (11). Taraba, Ekiti, and Ondo (8), Delta, Jigawa, and Rivers (7), Zamfara (4), Enugu (3), Abia, Adamawa, Ebonyi, and Niger (2), while Benue, Plateau, Kebbi, Bayelsa, Imo, Nasarawa, Yobe, and Anambra state recorded one case each.