Nigeria has surpassed 200,000 covid-19 cases 18 months after the first positive case was identified in an Italian traveller on Feb. 27, 2020, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease (NCDC).
The NCDC, on Wednesday morning, September 15, via its official website said that Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases had jumped to 200,057.
Since the disease brought about a worldwide pandemic early March, COVID-19 has sickened and killed millions all over the world .
The NCDC announced it had registered 519 additional COVID-19 infections on Tuesday from 14 states and the Federal Capital Territory representing an increase from the 387 cases reported on Monday. The agency also reported 18 deaths on Tuesday, to push the tally of deaths in the country to 2,637.
“The 519 new cases are reported from 15 states — Lagos (120), Ondo (110), Rivers (74), Edo (63), FCT (58), Oyo (31), Kaduna (15), Bayelsa (11), Cross River (11), Delta (11), Kano (5), Ogun (4), Plateau (3), Adamawa (2), and Gombe (1).
“Today’s report includes: Four states with zero cases reported: Ekiti, Nasarawa, Osun and Sokoto
“A backlog of 110 cases were reported from Ondo State on Sept. 13th (83) and 14th (27), 2021; a backlog of 5 deaths were also reported from Ondo State on Sept. 13th (2) and 14th (3), 2021, “ it stated.