Update for COVID-19 in Nigeria Nairametrics


The spread of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nigeria continues to record a significant increase as the latest statistics provided by the Nigerian Centers for Disease Control reveal that Nigeria now has 163,330 confirmed cases.

April 6, 2021, In Nigeria, 58 new confirmed cases have been reported.

To date, 163,388 cases have been confirmed, 153,630 cases dismissed and 2,058 deaths recorded in 36 states and the federal capital.

A total of 1.8 million tests have been conducted since April 6, 2021, compared to 1.7 million tests the day before.

COVID-19 Case Updates – 6. April 2021,

  • Total number of cases – 163.388
  • Total number of discharges – 153,630
  • Total deaths – 2.058
  • Total tests performed – 1,803,177

According to the NCDC, 58 new cases were reported from 11 countries – Lagos (32), Kaduna (5), Enugu (4), Kano (4), Edo (3), FCT (3), Osun (3), Abia (1), Bauchi (1), Gombe (1) and Rijeka (1).

Meanwhile, the latest figures bring the total number of confirmed cases in the state of Lagos to 57,854, followed by Abuja (19,681), Plato (9,024), Kaduna (8,921), Rijeka (6,909), Oyo (6,838), Edo (4,875), Ogun (4,617) ), Kano (3,908), Ondo (3,172), Kwara (3,083), Delta (2,599), Osun (2,527), Nasarawa (2,325), Enugu (2,237), Katsina (2,083), Gombe (2,030), Ebonyi (2,007) ), Anambra (1,909), Akwa Ibom (1,765) and Abia (1,665).

Imo State recorded 1,642 cases, Bauchi (1,521), Borno (1,327), Benue (1,188), Adamawa (1,051), Niger (930), Taraba (910), Ekiti (865), Bayelsa (852), Sokoto (774). ), Jigawa (518), Kebbi (442), Cross River (366), Yobe (313), Zamfara (232), while the Kogi state recorded only 5 cases.

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Lock up and curfew

In an attempt to combat the spread of the pandemic disease, President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the cessation of all movements in Lagos and the FCT for an initial period of 14 days, which took effect at 11pm on Monday, March 30, 2020.

The movement restriction, which has been extended for another two weeks, has been partially put on hold, and some companies will start operating on May 4. On April 27, 2020, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari declared a curfew overnight from 8 to 6 p.m. country, as part of new measures to combat the spread of COVID-19. This comes along with a gradual and gradual easing of locking measures in the FCT, Lagos and Ogun states, which took effect on Saturday, May 2, 2020, at 9am.

On Monday, June 29, 2020 the federal government extended the second phase of facilitated locking for 4 weeks and approved interstate movement outside curfew with effect from July 1, 2020. Also, on Monday, July 27, 2020, the federal government extended the second phase of facilitated locking for an additional one week.

On Thursday, August 6, 2020 the federal government, through the Secretary of the Federation Government (SGF) and the Chairman of the Presidential Working Group (PTF) for COVID-19, announced the extension of the second phase of facilitated locking for another four (4) weeks.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State announced the closure of the Eti-Osa Isolation Center, with effect from Friday, July 31, 2020. He also mentioned that the Agidingbi Isolation Center will also be closed and patients relocated to a high-capacity center.

Due to the increased number of covid-19 cases in Nigeria, the Nigerian government ordered the reopening of isolation and treatment centers in the country on Thursday, December 10, 2020.

January 26, 2021, the federal government has announced an extension of the facilitated lock 3 phase guidelines by one month following the growing incidence of coronavirus disease in the country and the expiration of the facilitated lock phase 3.

February 28, 2021, the federal government has confirmed that the first tranche of the Covid-19 vaccine will arrive in Nigeria on Tuesday, March 2, 2021.

On Tuesday, March 2, 2021, The National Agency for the Development of Primary Health Care has announced the arrival of the expected COVX vaccines Astrazeneca / Oxford covid-19.

On Saturday, March 6, 2021, President Muhammadu Buhari and his vice president Yemi Osinbajo received the covid-19 vaccination as the State House in Abuja.

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