Breaking: Community Spread on the Rise as Nigeria’s Confirmed Cases Reach 627

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SWITZERLAND, APRIL 20 – The are fears that community spread may have escalated with the recent surge of confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Nigeria. The latest data from the National Centre for Disease Control(NCDC) indicates an additional 86 cases in seven states.

See the breakdown below:

According to the American Centres for Diseases Control (CDC), community spread means people in a specific area have been infected, even if they don’t know how or where they acquired the illness. In other words, they didn’t have to know someone with COVID-19 or have a recent history of travel to a place where an outbreak has occurred to become infected.

According to the Lagos State government, the two fatalities recorded in the government isolation centre on Sunday resulted from late presentation to the State facilities as the deceased were already at a very late stage of their complications and eventually died en route to the hospital.

Meanwhile, the virus has now spread to 22 states in the countries with Lagos, the FCT and Kano being the worst hit.

Below is the breakdown of the total number of cases:

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