First coronavirus case confirmed in Plateau

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The Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed an index Coronavirus case in Plateau State.

The case is a woman, 20, who escaped from Kano during the just relaxed lockdown in the State, it was learnt.


She was according to sources arrested and isolated for testing on Wednesday after she attended a wedding in Mangu Local Government Area and retired to her home village near Pankshin Local Government Area.


Her test result with Lab number NVRI-COV-137 and Epistemology Number NIE-PLS-JJN-20-004 came out positive on Thursday shortly after the State Governor, Simon Lalong announced a resumption of the lockdown in four days.

Her result along with 78 new cases in Lagos, 14 in FCT, 5 in Ogun, 4 in Gombe, 3 in Borno, 2 in Akwa Ibom, and 1 in Kwara as confirmed by the NCDC raise Nigeria’s confirmed cases by 108.

This brings total confirmed cases in Nigeria to 981 as of 11:59pm, Thursday, from 873 the previous day.

Total discharged patients according to the NCDC are now 197 with 31 deaths so far

Breakdown of cases by state as published by the NCDC is as follows:

Lagos-582
FCT-133
Kano-73
Ogun-29
Katsina-21
Osun-20
Oyo-17
Edo-17
Borno-12
Kwara-11
Akwa Ibom-11
Kaduna-9
Gombe-9
Bauchi-8
Delta-6
Ekiti-4
Ondo-3
Rivers-3
Jigawa-2
Enugu-2
Niger-2
Abia-2
Benue-1
Anambra-1
Sokoto-1
Adamawa-1
Plateau-1

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