Released: List of 20 LGAs with highest Covid-19 cases in Nigeria

A new report coming forth from Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has revealed the list of 20 LGAs with highest Covid-19 cases in Nigeria

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According to the report, 11 of the 20 listed local government areas account for 60 per cent of COVID-19 cases are in Lagos State.

The report, which was obtained at the weekend, showed Lagos Mainland council has the highest number of COVID-19 cases at 1,274.

Following behind Lagos Mainland are Abuja Municipal council with 536 cases, Mushin Local Government Area in Lagos with 458 cases, Eti-Osa Local Government Area in Lagos with 403 cases, and Tarauni in Kano State with 248 cases of COVID-19.

The report claimed 7,276 confirmed cases (74 per cent) have unknown sources of exposure, giving credence to heightened community transmission.

The report was shared before the confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country shot up to 10,578 after the NCDC confirmed 307 new cases on Sunday night and 416 new cases on Monday night.

The male accounted for 67 per cent of the cases and female 33 per cent.

According to the NCDC, 3, 122 patients have so far been discharged and 299 deaths recorded.

Lagos, the epicentre of the Coronavirus pandemic, recorded 192 cases.

Other states are: Edo (41); Rivers (33); Kaduna (30); Kwara (23); Nasarawa (18); Borno (17); FCT (14); Oyo (10); Katsina (seven); five each in Abia and Delta; Adamawa and Kano (four each); Imo and Ondo (three each); two each in Benue, Bauchi and Ogun and a case in Niger.

As at Monday, June 1, only Cross River State had not recorded a confirmed COVID-19 case.

The report put the Cases Fatality Rate (CFR) at three per cent.

The 20 councils and the number of cases are: Mainland (1,274), Abuja Municipal (536), Mushin (458), Eti-Osa (403), Tarauni (248), Katsina (242), Alimosho (239), Maiduguri (167), Kosofe (175), Dutse (170), Ikeja (168), Nassarawa (152), Oshodi/Isolo (132), Apapa (131), Amuwo Odofin (129), Oredo (126), Bauchi (114), Lagos Island (111), Surulere (110) and Ado Odo/Ota (107).

Speaking on Monday, Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 control, Boss Mustapha said Nigeria is yet to reach the “peak” of infections.

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