Benue State has confirmed its first case of coronavirus. Governor of the state, Samuel Ortom, just confirmed the case.
The Nigerian government, late Friday, recorded 11 new cases of the Covid-19 pandemic, bringing the total number to 81 in the country. However, with the new confirmed case in Benue, the number will now be 82 in the country. The The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) is yet to update its data.
The NCDC has posted on its official Twitter handle (@ncdcgov) late Friday that: “11 new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria: 8 in Lagos, 2 in Enugu & 1 in Edo State. “As at 11:55pm 27th March, there are 81 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. 3 have been discharged with 1 death.”
The breakdown indicated that Lagos State is the most hit with 52 persons having the virus while the Federal Capital Territory is second with 14 confirmed cases. Ogun and Oyo has three each as Enugu, Edo and Bauchi are with two cases each. Rivers Osun and Ekiti has a case each.
With the confirmation by the Benue State Government, the virus is now in 11 Nigerian states as 26 others have not recorded any case. Benue becomes the second state in North Central with a case of the virus.