Akwa Ibom, Borno Records First Coronavirus Deaths


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Two new Coronavirus deaths have been recorded in Akwa Ibom and Borno states on Sunday.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made this known on its website.

According to data from the NCDC, with the two new fatalities, 21 persons have died from coronavirus-related complications in Nigeria including Former Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari. 

Other states that have recorded fatalities from COVID-19 are Lagos – 13, one each in Edo, Katsina, Kano, and Delta, and Abuja – two.

NCDC data revealed that;

On the 19th of April 2020, 86 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Nigeria. Till date, 627 cases have been confirmed, 170 cases have been discharged and twenty-one deaths have been recorded in Nigeria.

The 86 new cases are reported from seven states- Lagos (70), FCT (seven), Akwa Ibom (three), Katsina (three), Borno (one), Bauchi (one), Jigawa (one).

It was also stated that a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre, activated at Level three has continued to coordinate the national response activities.

Abba Kyari, the Chief of staff to the President Muhammadu Buhari, is one of the 21 deaths of coronavirus recorded in Nigeria.

The late CoS had tested positive to the ravaging COVID-19 and moved to a private facility in Lagos, where he died on Friday, April 17.

Kyari tested positive for coronavirus in late March after visiting Germany, making a number of top Nigerian officials and close associates to him to self-isolate.

The CoS who died at age 67 is the highest-profile COVID-19 death in Nigeria.

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