Confirmed cases of coronavirus have increased to 1337 in Nigeria

This is after 64 new cases were recorded in four states on Monday.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known via its Twitter handle.

NCDC said, “On the 27th of April 2020, 64 new confirmed cases and no deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

“No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.

“Till date, 1337 cases have been confirmed, 255 cases have been discharged and 40 deaths have been recorded in 32 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

“The 64 new cases are reported from five states- Lagos (34), FCT (15), Borno (11), Taraba (two), Gombe (two).”

According to data from the NCDC, no fewer than 225 patients have recovered and discharged across the country.

Data obtained from the centre also shows that Lagos currently has a total confirmed cases of 764; Abuja/FCT, 157; Kano, 77; Borno, 41; Gombe, 37; Ogun, 35; Osun, 34; Katsina, 30; Edo, 25; Oyo, 21; Kaduna, 15; Bauchi, 14; Akwa Ibom, 12; and Sokoto, 10.

It also shos that Kwara has recorded 11 confirmed cases while Ekiti has eight; Ondo, eight; Delta, six; Rivers, six; Taraba, eight; Abia, two; Enugu, two; Niger, two; Jigawa, two; Zamfara, two; Benue, one; Anambra, one; Adamawa, one; Plateau, one; Imo, one; Bayelsa, one; Ebonyi, one; and Kebbi, one.

“One case previously reported as a Lagos State’s case is now reported as an FCT’s case. The total number of confirmed cases in Lagos is now at 764 and 157 in FCT,” the NCDC added.

Of the 40 deaths recorded in the country, 19 were reported in Lagos, three each in Abuja and Edo, one each in Kano, Ogun, Akwa Ibom, Ekiti, and Delta, two in Rivers, Osun, Borno, Katsina and Oyo.

Meanwhile, the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), said on Monday that Nigeria will start easing its coronavirus lockdown in Lagos, Ogun, and Abuja from May 4.

“I have approved a phased and gradual easing of lockdown measures,” Buhari said in a televised broadcast.

He unveiled new measures including a nationwide night-time curfew, mandatory wearing of facemasks, and a ban on “non-essential” travel between different states.

He also announced an immediate two-week lockdown in Kano after officials said they were probing a spate of “mysterious deaths”.