Coronavirus is a deadly pandemic that has claimed thousands of lives around the world, with lots of cases been recorded since its outbreak. Ever since the disease started in China, many countries of the world have already followed suit to be prone to this virus, and Nigeria is not left out. The disease started as a mere figure but has increased over the few months in Africa’s most populous nation. With this outbreak, there are quite a number of Nigerian states affected ever since. Continue reading below as we give the names of those states with their figures as of the Easter period.
Having started in China, this pandemic has continued to spread around continents of the world and has affected about 170 + countries. Most especially, USA, Italy and Spain has continued to suffer tremendously from this deadly virus which has killed over thousands of the countries citizens and about huge amount of cases been recorded in those countries. Africa is the latest continent out of others to record Covid-19 cases, where about 52 countries have falling victim to the deadly virus.
Nigeria announced its first new case on 27th February 2020, when an Italian citizen in Lagos tested positive for the virus. The second case was in Ogun state where a Nigerian citizen Ewekoro who was alleged to have made contact with the Italian tested positive. After both incidents, efforts were made by the Federal government of Nigeria to mitigate the spread of the virus, at first announced the closure of borders and airports in Abuja, Enugu, Kano, Lagos, and Rivers. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control reported that a total of 219 primary and secondary contacts of the index case had been identified and were being actively monitored.
Some measures have also been taken by these countries in order to curb this virus. Most states in the country have already closed their borders respectively, ensuring non-movement to and fro the states. Other preventive measures from these states are; proper sanitation of the environment, total lock-down of populated/places of worship/, banning of social gatherings, self-isolation, educating the populace on personal hygiene and social distancing. Already, Lagos, Osun and Abuja are now under federal lock-down since about two weeks ago. The President, Muhammadu Buhari even established a Presidential Task Force for the control of the virus in the country. These moves have been part of efforts to contain the spread of the Coronavirus. Even with the rules, restrictions and new rules, there have been lots of Nigerian states affected by the spread of this virus around the country.
List of Nigerian States Affected by the Coronavirus
Statistically, Lagos state has the highest number of cases from the list of Nigerian states affected so far, with the state’s capital city Ikeja and Eti-Osa the most affected areas.
Read below and see the figures of reported cases from Nigerian states affected by Covid-19:
|STATISTICAL FIGURE OF CORONAVIRUS CASES IN NIGERIA|
- Total number of cases = 362
- Discharged = 99
- Number of Deaths = 11
Mind you, Nigeria recorded its first case from an Italian man which was transferred to a Nigerian citizen as the second case. After that, Nigeria confirmed that both cases no longer had the virus in their systems and thus tested negative on the 13th and 20th of March respectively.
The 3rd case which was recorded was in Lagos State on the 17th of March, from a 30-year-old Nigerian female citizen that returned on 13 March from the United Kingdom. On the 18th day, Nigeria confirmed five new cases of the virus: four of the new cases were discovered in Lagos State, while one was discovered in Ekiti State. On 19 March, Nigeria confirmed four new cases of the virus in Lagos State.
Then on the 21st of March, Nigeria confirmed ten new cases: seven in Lagos State and three in the FCT. On 22 March, Nigeria confirmed eight new cases: six in Lagos State, one in Oyo State, and one in the FCT. On the 23rd of March, Nigeria confirmed ten new cases: six in Lagos State, three in the FCT and one in Edo State. This also brought the first death recorded in the country. A 67-year-old Suleiman Achimugu, an engineer and former managing director of Pipelines and products Marketing Company, who returned from United Kingdom with underlying health conditions.
On the 24th of March, Nigeria confirmed four new cases: now recording its first case in Bauchi State, one in Lagos State, one in Ogun State, and one in the FCT. On the 25th of March, Nigeria confirmed seven new cases: first cases in Osun State and Rivers states respectively, three in Lagos State, and two in the FCT. On the 26th of March, Nigeria confirmed fourteen new cases: Another case in Bauchi State, twelve in Lagos State, and one in the FCT.
On the 27th of March, Nigeria confirmed sixteen new cases: first two new cases in Enugu State, eight in Lagos State, three in the FCT, two in Oyo State, and one in Edo State. On the 28th of March, Nigeria confirmed sixteen new cases: first new case in Kaduna State, one other first new case in Benue State, seven in Lagos State, four in Oyo State, two in the FCT, and one in Osun State.
On the 29th March, Nigeria confirmed fourteen new cases: nine in Lagos State, and five in the FCT. Whereas on 30th March, Nigeria confirmed twenty new cases: thirteen in Lagos State, four in the FCT, two in Kaduna State and one in Oyo State. Five persons were discharged with one death.
A new month of April comes with high level of optimism towards ensuring that the spread of the disease will be mitigated. But in as much as that, there have been lots of people being discharged from different isolation centers, although cases in the country continues to rise.
On 1 April, Nigeria confirmed thirty five new cases: first five new cases in Akwa Ibom State, nine in Osun State, nine in Lagos State, seven in the FCT, two in Edo State, one in Ekiti State, one in Kaduna State, and one in Bauchi State. On 2 April, Nigeria confirmed ten new cases: seven in Lagos State, and three in the FCT. They also announced that eleven persons have been discharged.
On 3 April, Nigeria confirmed twenty five new cases: a first new case in Ondo State, eleven in Lagos State, six in Osun State, three in the FCT, three in Edo State, one in, and one in Oyo State. They also announced that five persons have been discharged with two deaths. On 4 April, Nigeria confirmed five new cases: three in Bauchi State, and two in the FCT.
On 5 April, Nigeria confirmed eighteen new cases: eleven in Lagos State, four in the FCT, two in Edo State, and one in Kaduna State. On 6 April, Nigeria confirmed six new cases: first two new cases in Kwara State, two in Edo State, one in Rivers State, and one in the FCT.
On 7 April, Nigeria confirmed sixteen new cases: first new case in Delta State, another first new case in Katsina State, ten in Lagos State, two in the FCT, and two in Oyo State. On 8 April, Nigeria confirmed twenty two new cases: fifteen in Lagos State, four in the FCT, two in Bauchi State, and one in Edo State.
On 9 April, Nigeria confirmed fourteen new cases: thirteen in Lagos State, and one in Delta State. On 10 April, Nigeria confirmed seventeen new cases: a first new case in Niger State, another first new case in Anambra State, eight in Lagos State, three in Katsina State, two in the FCT, one in, one in Kaduna State, and one in Ondo State.
April 11, 13 new cases in the country: first new case in Kano State (bringing the total number of Nigerian states affected to 19), eleven in Lagos State, and one in Delta State. April 12th (Easter day), about five new cases: two in Lagos State, another two in Kwara State, and one in Katsina State. Bringing the total figure to 323 in the country, with 85 discharged and about 10 deaths recorded.
As of April 13th, 20 new cases were recorded in the country. With 13 new cases in Lagos State, 2 in Ogun state, 2 in Edo state, 2 in Kano state, and 1 in Ondo state. With this new update, President Muhammadu Buhari extended lockdown period to an 14 days to elapse on 28th of April.
As of April 14th, 19 new cases has been recorded with Lagos State still increasing with additional 14 cases, Fact 2 cases, Edo State recorded 1, Akwa ibom 1, and Kano state recorded 1 case.
What Impact Does this Have in the Economy?
- This deadly pandemic has disrupted the economy of the entire world not only in Nigeria. There are lots of projects and initiatives been halted because of this Coronavirus. Some of those are; postponement of the 20th national sports festival which was supposed to hold in Benin City, Edo State from 22 March to 1 April.
- Suspension of the National Youth Service Corps “Batch A Stream 2” orientation exercise which was expected to commence on the 10th March and was expected to end on 30 March, before it was suspended after just 8 days.
- Suspension of all football activities for four weeks (to be extended) by the Nigeria Football Federation.
- Suspension of all activities by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
- Closure of all tertiary institutions, secondary and primary schools till further notice.
- Adjournment of plenary by the Nigerian Senate and the Nigerian House of Representatives.
- The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board suspending all their activities for two weeks.
- Suspension of all passengers by the Nigerian Railway Corporation.
- Short-down of all courts in Nigeria by the Nigeria Chief of Justice, Tanko Muhammad.
- Indefinite suspension of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meetings.
Come back for more because this site will always update you on the nature of the disease in the country in subsequent times.
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