Nigeria now has 5 coronavirus deaths, 224 total infections and 27 recoveries. Epicenter remains Lagos

At least five people have died from coronavirus in Nigeria from 224 infections while 27 others have recovered, according to data from the health ministry and virus tracker website worldometers.

“Ten new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria: 6 in Lagos, 2 in FCT and 2 in Edo. As at 11:15 am 5th April there are 224 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Twenty-seven have been discharged with five deaths,” Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) tweeted on Sunday.

NCDC said on its website that “All new cases have mild to moderate symptoms and are currently receiving care.”

It added that “a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at level 3, continues to coordinate the national response activities.”

The epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria remains the commercial city of Lagos with 115 cases, or more than half the total number of cases in Nigeria.

The breakdown of cases is as followed: Lagos- 115 FCT- 45 Osun- 20 Oyo- 9 Akwa Ibom- 5 Ogun- 4 Edo- 9 Kaduna- 4 Bauchi- 6 Enugu- 2 Ekiti- 2 Rivers-1 Benue- 1 Ondo- 1.

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