12 New COVID-19 Cases Reported in Nigeria, Total Now 151

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By Adedapo Adesanya

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 12 new cases of COVID-19 in the country, bringing the total number of confirmed cases as at 12:30 pm on Wednesday April 1, 2020 to 151.

A breakdown showed that nine of the cases were discovered in Osun State, while others include two in Edo and one in Ekiti States.

So far, there have nine people discharged and only two deaths reported, according to the statement by the NCDC on Wednesday afternoon.

A breakdown of the states showed that Lagos has had 82 cases followed by the Federal Capital Territory with 28 while Osun and Oyo have 14 and eight cases respectively.

Other include:  Ogun- 4, Edo- 4, Kaduna- 3, Enugu- 2, Bauchi- 2, Ekiti- 2, Rivers-1 and Benue- 1.

As at 08:00 pm yesterday March 31, there were 139 confirmed cases and with this new found cases today, the Federal Ministry of Health has reiterated the need for self isolation and self isolation.

The Minister of Health, Mr Osagie Ehanire, stated that people who are 70 and above are strongly advised to self-isolate this period because they have a higher risk of complication from the contagion due to their weakened immune system and sometimes severe underlying illness.

There was also announcement of new labs to its network of molecular coronavirus labs for the NCDC in Oyo State.

There were also projections that in 3 weeks, seven more labs will be added in Abakaliki, Kaduna, Jos, Kano, Maiduguri, Port Harcourt and Sokoto to further expand testing capacity nationwide.

Adedapo Adesanya is a journalist, polymath, and connoisseur of everything art. When he is not writing, he has his nose buried in one of the many books or articles he has bookmarked or simply listening to good music with a bottle of beer or wine. He supports the greatest club in the world, Manchester United F.C.

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