Coronavirus: List of 20 local government areas with highest Covid-19 cases in Nigeria
– According to the breakdown, 20 local government areas account for 60% of the confirmed Covid-19 cases in the country
– Lagos state, Nigeria’s epicentre of Covid-19, has 11 of the 20 LGAs
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has released a breakdown of Covid-19 cases in the country at the local government area level.
The Nation reports that the NCDC’s breakdown shows that 20 local government areas account for 60% of the confirmed Covid-19 cases in Nigeria. Nigeria has 774 local government areas.
Legit.ng gathers that 11 of the 20 LGAs are Lagos state, Nigeria’s epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic.
Below is a list of the top 20 local government areas with highest Covid-19 cases:
1. Lagos Mainland council – 1,274
2. Abuja Municipal council – 536 cases
3. Mushin LGA (Lagos) – 458
4. Eti-Osa LGA (Lagos) – 403
5. Tarauni LGA (Kano) – 248
6. Katsina LGA – 242
7. Alimosho LGA (Lagos) – 239
8. Kosofe (Lagos) – 175
9. Dutse (Jigawa) – 170
10. Ikeja (Lagos) – 168)
11. Maiduguri (Borno) – 167
12. Nassarawa – 152,
13. Oshodi/Isolo (Lagos) – 132
14. Apapa (Lagos) – 131
15. Amuwo Odofin (Lagos) – 129
16. Oredo (Edo state) – 126
17. Bauchi – 114
18. Lagos Island – 111
19. Surulere (Lagos) – 110
20. Ado Odo/Ota (Ogun) – 107
As of Saturday, May 30, the NCDC said it has tested 62,583 samples, adding that about 10,023 contacts of positive patients had been followed up till date.
According to the report, 7,276 confirmed cases (74%) have unknown sources of exposure, giving credence to heightened community transmission.
Males accounted for 67% of the cases and female 33%. So far, Nigeria’s Cases Fatality Rate (CFR) is three per cent.
Legit.ng notes that the report was, however, posted before cases confirmed on Sunday, May 31.
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Meanwhile, Nigeria’s total confirmed Covid-19 cases as at the time of filing this report stands at 10,578.
The latest figure was released by the NCDC on Monday night, June 1, with confirmed 416 new cases confirmed in the country.
The NCDC also disclosed that twelve new deaths were recorded as the number of fatalities increased from 287 to 299, while 115 patients were discharged as recoveries increased from 3,007 to 3,122.
The 416 new cases are reported from 20 states: Lagos-192, Edo-41, Rivers-33, Kaduna-30, Kwara-23, Nasarawa-18, Borno-17, FCT-14, Oyo-10, Katsina-7, Abia-5, Delta-5, Adamawa-4, Kano-4, Imo-3, Ondo-3, Benue-2, Bauchi-2, Ogun-2, Niger-1.
A total of 10,578 confirmed COVID-19 cases have now been recorded in 35 states and the FCT.
As at Monday, only Cross River State has not recorded a confirmed COVID-19 case.
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