The Covid-19 virus is now in Nigeria, with new cases being confirmed almost everyday. You can get all the latest information consigning the coronavirus case in Nigeria here.

Covid-19 Cases In Nigeria

Here is the latest number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Nigeria as at 30 March, 2020.

  • Total confirmed cases : 111
  • Number of deaths : 1
  • Number of discharged patients: 3

COVID-19 Confirmed Cases By States In Nigeria

Here is the numner of confirmed Coronavirus cases in nigeria by states
  • Lagos - 68
  • FCT - 21
  • Ogun - 3
  • Ekiti - 1
  • Oyo - 7
  • Edo - 2
  • Bauchi - 2
  • Osun - 2
  • Rivers - 1
  • Benue - 1
  • Enugu - 2

First Case Of COVID-19 In Nigeria

The first case of the Coronavirus was confirmed in Lagos Nigeria. An Italian citizen who had traveled from Milan to Lagos on the 25th of February, 2020 tested positive for the virus. He was confirmed by the Virology laboratory of the Lagos University teaching hospital.

The Ministry of health says the patient is clinically stable with no serious symptoms and is been kept at the Infectious Disease Hospital in Yaba, Lagos.

The Ministry is working to identify all those that have come in contact with the patient since he entered the country.

Some states in Nigeria have been identified by the World Health Organization as top priority areas for preparedness against the COVID-19 virus.
The states include

  • Port Harcourt,
  • Abuja
  • Enugu
  • Akwa Ibom
  • Bayelsa
  • Delta
  • Cross River
  • Lagos

This was made known by the Dhamari Naidoo technical officer on Health Emergency Programme

She said Nigeria was assessed as a high risk by the WHO because of the frequent travel between Nigeria and China.

Meanwhile, the 44 year old Italian national who was the first confirmed coronavirus case in Nigeria have been discharged on Friday march 20 after he tested negative for the virus.

What is Coronavirus

Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that can cause illness in animals or humans. In rear cases they can be zoonotic, meaning they can be transmitted from animals to humans. Some coronaviruses have been known to cause respiratory infection. The Covid-19 is the most recently discovered coronavirus.

Symptoms Of Covid-19

It seems to start with Fever, tiredness and dry cough. This symptoms are usually mild at first and begins gradually. According to the WHO( world health organization), the incubation period between infection and showing any symptoms can last up to 14 days.

Some people may not show any symptoms after becoming infected.

Other symptoms may include nasal congestion, aches and pains, runny nose, sore throat, and diarrhea.

Despite world wide effort to contain the new Coronavirus, the number of cases have continued to increase. Since the covid 19 virus first made it appearance in China. More than 80,000 people in over 48 countries have been infected.

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