Nigeria’s COVID-19 Death Toll Rises As Infected Doctor Dies In Katsina

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Nigeria’s death toll from coronavirus has risen to six, following the death of a patient in Katsina State.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed the increase in the number of fatalities from the pandemic in a tweet on Tuesday evening.

NCDC✔@NCDCgov · 

Sixteen new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria: 10 in Lagos, 2 in the FCT, 2 in Oyo, 1 in Delta and 1 in Katsina

As at 09:30 pm 7th April there are 254 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Fourty-four have been discharged with six deaths

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NCDC@NCDCgov

As at 09:30 pm 7th April, there are

254 confirmed cases
44 discharged
6 deaths

For more info-http://covid19.ncdc.gov.ng 

Lagos- 130
FCT- 50
Osun- 20
Oyo- 11
Edo- 11
Bauchi- 6
Akwa Ibom- 5
Kaduna- 5
Ogun- 4
Enugu- 2
Ekiti- 2
Rivers-2
Benue- 1
Ondo- 1
Kwara- 2
Delta- 1
Katsina-1

The latest fatality from the disease was recorded in Daura, a town in Katsina State.

Channels Television had reported that the victim was a medical doctor identified as Dr Aliyu Yakubu, who based in Daura.

Yakubu, according to Governor Aminu Masari who briefed reporters earlier at the Government House in Katsina, died on Saturday last week.

He passed just days before the NCDC confirmed that he had been infected with coronavirus.

The doctor was hospitalised at the Nigerian Air Force Reference Hospital for about two hours before he died, following his return from a trip to Lagos.

On his way back, he was said to have stopped in Kogi State – his home – where he spent two weeks before returning to Daura.

As part of measures to contain further spread of COVID-19 in Katsina, Governor Masari had directed that all Yakubu’s contacts be identified by health officials from the state Ministry of Health.

He also asked that their blood samples be collected for laboratory testing between Tuesday evening and Wednesday.

See the case updated summary of COVID-19 in Nigeria below:

Total Confirmed cases254
Discharged44
Death6
States AffectedNo. of Cases (Lab Confirmed)No. of Cases (on admission)No. DischargedNo of Deaths
Lagos13096322
Abuja FCT503572
Osun201910
Edo11801
Oyo111000
Bauchi6300
Akwa Ibom5500
Kaduna5400
Ogun4220
Enugu2200
Ekiti2110
Kwara2000
Rivers2210
Benue1100
Ondo1100
Delta1100
Katsina1101
Total254202446

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