Lagos COVID-19 cases rise to 844 with 80 new infections


Lagos State has recorded 80 new coronavirus infections.



This brings the total number of cases confirmed in the state to 844 while the total confirmed infections in the country jumped to 1532.



This was contained in a daily update by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Tuesday night.



“195 new cases of #COVID19 reported; 80 – Lagos, 38 – Kano, 15 – Ogun, 15 – Bauchi, 11 – Borno, 10 – Gombe, 9 – Sokoto, 5 – Edo, 5 – Jigawa, 2 – Zamfara, 1 – Rivers, 1 – Enugu, 1 – Delta, 1 – FCT, 1 – Nasarawa.



“As at 11:50 pm 28th April- 1532 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Nigeria,” the Centre stated adding that the total recoveries and fatalities in the country were 255 and 44 respectively.



FILE: NCDC National Reference Laboratory, for CORONAVIRUS (#COVID19) testing




Also, Lagos has discharged a total of 138 patients following recovery while 19 deaths have been reported.



The state has been on Federal Government-ordered lockdown since 11pm, March 30 as part of measures to curb the spread of the virus.



The President subsequently ordered that the lockdown be partially lifted effective May 4 and be replaced with an 8 pm to 6 am daily curfew.



He also ordered the mandatory use of face masks in public places as well as banned inter-state movement with the exclusion of essential services providers including those in the food, medical supplies and other sectors.
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