Corona Virus was discovered in Wuhan late 2019 and ever since then it has been spreading like wild fire. Nigeria recorded her own first case in March 2020 and since then the number has been increasing day by day.
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are known to cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).
COVID-19 however, is a new strain of coronavirus that has not been previously identified in humans until 2019.
As at the time of this report, Nigeria has 323 confirmed cases. While 85 persons had recovered, 10 persons have been confirmed dead. There are 1,870,076 confirmed cases worldwide. While 441,323 already recovered, the world has recorded 116,052 deaths.
To narrow the report to Africa, the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), said there are now 13,814 confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in 52 countries across Africa. The centre on Sunday said the disease has killed 747 people while a total of 2,355 patients have recovered from the deadly disease across the continent.
South Africa has the highest country in Africa with 2,028 cases and 25 deaths, followed by Egypt with 1,939 and 146 deaths, and Algeria with 1,825 cases and 275 deaths.
As at today 13th of April 2020 the total number of cases recorded in Nigeria is 323. The statistics according to Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) are as follow :-
• On the 9th of April 2020, 14 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Nigeria
• Till date, 288 cases have been confirmed, 51 cases have been discharged and seven deaths have been recorded in Nigeria
• The 14 new cases are reported from two states- Lagos (13), Delta (1).
• A multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, continues to coordinate the national response activities