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Nigeria announces 12 new cases of COVID-19, total now 151

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FILE PHOTO: A resident undergoes free coronavirus test at the Mainland Hospital in Yaba, Lagos.

The Nigerian government has announced 12 new confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.

The country’s lead agency, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), disclosed this on its Twitter account Wednesday afternoon.

It tweeted: “Twelve new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria; 9 in Osun, 2 in Edo and 1 in Ekiti State

“As at 12:30 pm 1st April there are 151 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Nine have been discharged with two deaths”

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Surprisingly, Osun is recording more cases of the virus in Nigeria.

Within the last 24 hours, the number of confirmed cases has moved from just two to 14 in the state.

The NCDC had confirmed three new cases in the state on Tuesday afternoon and by Wednesday afternoon, another 9 was added.

The Commissioner for Health in Osun, Dr Rafiu Isamotu, disclosed to Daily Trust in a chat on Tuesday that the five (now 14) persons confirmed to have contracted coronavirus in the state (as at Tuesday) were in stable condition.

He said the isolation center at the State Specialist Hospital, Asubiaro in Osogbo, which has just been completed for the purpose, is well equipped with necessary facilities.

Isamotu said the state has seven ventilators and that the situation was still under control.

He advised the people of Osun State not to panic.

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