SWITZERLAND, APRIL 02 – The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Nigeria rose to 174 on Wednesday.
With 35 cases of COVID-19 announced on Wednesday, Nigeria saw a new record in the number of those infected with the disease in 24 hours.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced via its Twitter handle on Wednesday, explaining that all the cases were from seven states and the federal capital territory.
Twelve were announced from three states earlier in the day while another 23 were announced on Wednesday night.
The cases announced on wednesday show a worrisome increase in Osun state which now has the third highest number of confirmed cases in Nigeria.
The virus also reached Akwa Ibom for the first time, with 3 cases reported in the state on wednesday.
Before then, the highest number of cases recorded in the country was 20, and that was announced only two days ago.
Since the index case of COVID-19 was recorded in Nigeria on February 28, a total of 174 persons have so far been infected with the disease across 11 states and the nation’s capital.
Nine of them have been discharged while two died while receiving treatment.
As at 08:00 pm 1st April, there are
174 confirmed cases
Akwa Ibom- 5