COVID-19: Nigeria’s cases hit 97

The number of coronavirus cases in Nigeria hit 97 on Saturday evening with eight fresh cases, says the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

“As at 10:40 pm 28th March there are 97 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria with 1 death,” it stated.

The virus has been recorded in 11 eleven states and the Federal Capital Territory Abuja.

Kaduna State joined the list on Saturday with the self-disclosure of Governor Nasir El-Rufai that he tested positive for coronavirus.

The governor said he is in self-isolation and his deputy governor is chairing the COVID-19 Task Force in the state and would issue statements from time to time.

A breakdown of the cases shows that Lagos has the highest number of cases with 59 infections followed by FCT with 16 infections.

There are seven cases in Oyo.

Ogun recorded three cases while Enugu, Edo, Bauchi, and Osun recorded two cases each.

Ekiti, Rivers, Benue and Kaduna have a case each.

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