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Osun state overtakes Oyo as the third worst hit state as coronavirus cases climb to 161 in Nigeria




Osun State in South West Nigeria has emerged as the state with the third highest number of infections in Nigeria. This was after recording nine new cases on Wednesday.

With the nine new cases, Osun has a total of 14 confirmed cases to place third behind Lagos (82 cases) – first; and Abuja (28 cases) – third.

Of the 82 confirmed cases in Lagos State, eight patients have been discharged from the isolation centre after recovering and testing negative.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control announced the new cases on Wednesday, saying the total number of cases in the country had risen to 151.

The NCDC said, “Out of the 12 new cases, Osun has nine; Edo- two and Ekiti has one case. As of 12:30 p.m on April 1, there are 151 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Nine have been discharged with two deaths.

“Currently, there are 82 cases in Lagos- 82; Abuja 28; Osun- 14; Oyo- eight; Ogun – -four; Edo-four; Kaduna- three, Enugu, Ekiti – two; Bauchi- two; Rivers – one; and Benue – one.”

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