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In what that could be described as the most dreaded disease in the history of mankind, in this post, we’ll give you the timeline of coronavirus cases in Nigeria: the number of deaths, the number of discharged cases, the time and day the cases were reported by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
- COVID-19 confirmed cases in Nigeria: 2388
- Number of discharged patients: 385
- Number of deaths: 85
Note: This update will solemnly rely on the confirmed cases by the NCDC, Nigeria’s agency under the Ministry of Health.
The virus is predicted to have a huge effect on the global economy in the coming days, already, Nigeria is feeling its effects.
Since its first outbreak, the virus continued to spread to other countries around the World. Countries with one of the best medical care are not speared in the ravaging effect of coronavirus.
Why was it called COVID-19?
- CO means Corona
- VI means Virus
- 19 stands for the year it broke in Chinese Province of Wuhuan
When did Nigeria report the first case of coronavirus?
Nigeria first confirmed its first case of COVID-19 on February 27, 2020 when an Italian man who visited a cement factory at Ewekoro, Ogun State.
He had contacts with some staff members of the factory before he travelled to Lagos State, Nigeria’s commercial centre.
How did the Lagos State government handle his case?
The Lagos State government under the administration of Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu took up his case, the Italian man whose identity was not disclosed was thereafter admitted at an isolated centre in Yaba, where he was treated.
Unlike, the way the virus killed thousands of its victims in Spain and Italy, the Italian man tested negative 19th of March, 2020.
A few days after, he was discharged, though no one can specifically say a drug was responsible for the care. Because at the time of this report, no vaccine had been developed to attack the deadly virus.
Since then, victims of coronavirus continued to rise across the country, see below the timeline of COVID-19 in Nigeria.
Timeline of Coronavirus Cases in Nigeria
Monday, May 4, 2020: On this day, 245 new cases of coronavirus were reported (76-Lagos 37-Katsina 32-Jigawa 23-Kano 19-FCT 18-Borno 10-Edo 9-Bauchi 6-Adamawa 5-Oyo 5-Ogun 1-Ekiti 1-Osun 1-Benue 1-Niger 1-Zamfara) bringing the number to 2802 confirmed cases (Discharged: 417 Deaths: 93).
Sunday, May 3, 2020: On this day, 170 new cases of COVID-19 were reported by NCDC (39-Lagos 29-Kano 24-Ogun 18-Bauchi 15-Kaduna 12-FCT 12-Sokoto 8-Katsina 7-Borno 3-Nasarawa 2-Adamawa 1-Oyo) bringing the number to 2558 confirmed cases (Discharged: 400 Deaths: 87)
Saturday, May 2, 2020: 220 new cases were reported (62-Lagos 52-FCT 31-Kaduna 13-Sokoto 10-Kebbi 9-Yobe 6-Borno 5-Edo 5-Bauchi 4-Gombe 4-Enugu 4-Oyo 3-Zamfara 2-Nasarawa 2-Osun 2-Ebonyi 2-Kwara 2-Kano 2-Plateau) bringing the number to 2388 confirmed cases (Discharged: 385 Deaths).
Friday, May 1, 2020: 238 new cases of #COVID19 ( 92-Kano 36-FCT 30-Lagos 16-Gombe 10-Bauchi 8-Delta 6-Oyo 5-Zamfara 5-Sokoto 4-Ondo 4-Nasarawa 3-Kwara 3-Edo 3-Ekiti 3-Borno 3-Yobe 2-Adamawa 1-Niger 1-Imo 1-Ebonyi 1-Rivers 1-Enugu) bringing the number to 2170 confirmed cases (Discharged: 351 Deaths: 68)
Thursday, April 30, 2020: 204 new cases 80-Kano 45-Lagos 12-Gombe 9-Bauchi 9-Sokoto 7-Borno 7-Edo 6-Rivers 6-Ogun 4-FCT 4-Akwa Ibom 4-Bayelsa 3-Kaduna 2-Oyo 2-Delta 2-Nasarawa 1-Ondo 1-Kebbi) bringing the number to 1932 confirmed cases of COVID-19 (Discharged: 319 Deaths: 58)
Wednesday, April 29, 2020: On this day, NCDC reported 196 new cases of COVID-19 (87-Lagos 24-Kano 18-Gombe 17-Kaduna 16-FCT 10-Katsina 8-Sokoto 7-Edo 6-Borno 1-Yobe 1-Ebonyi 1-Adamawa) bringing the number to 1728 confirmed cases (Discharged: 307 Deaths: 51).
Tuesday, April 28: 2020: 195 new cases were confirmed by NCDC (80-Lagos 38-Kano 15-Ogun 15-Bauchi 11-Borno 10-Gombe 9-Sokoto 5-Edo 5-Jigawa 2-Zamfara 1-Rivers 1-Enugu 1-Delta 1-FCT 1-Nasarawa) bringing the number to 1532 (Discharged: 255 Deaths: 44).
Monday, April 27, 2020: 64 new cases (34-Lagos 15-FCT 11-Borno 2-Taraba 2-Gombe) bringing the number to 1337 (Discharged: 255 Deaths: 40) shortly after President Buhari relaxed lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and FCT.
Sunday, April 26, 2020: 91 new cases (43-Lagos 8-Sokoto 6-Taraba 5-Kaduna 5-Gombe 3-Ondo 3-FCT 3-Edo 3-Oyo 3-Rivers 3-Bauchi 2-Osun 1-Akwa Ibom 1-Bayelsa 1-Ebonyi 1-Kebbi) bringing the number to 1273 (Discharged: 239 Deaths: 40)
Saturday, April 25, 2020: 87 new cases (33 in Lagos 18 in Borno 12 in Osun 9 in Katsina 4 in Kano 4 in Ekiti 3 in Edo 3 in Bauchi 1 in Imo) bringing the number to 1182 (Discharged: 222 Deaths: 35)
Friday, April 24, 2020: 114 new cases of #COVID19 were confirmed by NCDC (80 in Lagos 21 in Gombe 5 in FCT 2 in Zamfara 2 in Edo 1 in Ogun 1 in Oyo 1 in Kaduna 1 in Sokoto) bringing the number to 1095 (Discharged: 208 Deaths: 32).
Thursday, April 23, 2020: 108 new cases (78 in Lagos 14 in FCT 5 in Ogun 4 in Gombe 3 Borno 2 in Akwa Ibom 1 in Kwara 1 in Plateau) bringing the number to 981 confirmed cases (Discharged: 197 Deaths: 31)
Wednesday, April 22, 2020: 91 new cases of COVID19 were reported (74 in Lagos 5 in Katsina 4 in Ogun 2 in Delta 2 in Edo 1 in Kwara 1 in Oyo 1 in FCT, 1 in Adamawa) bringing the number to 873 confirmed cases.
Tuesday, April 21, 2020: 117 new cases of #COVID19 were reported(59 in Lagos 29 in FCT 14 in Kano 6 in Borno 4 in Katsina 3 in Ogun 1 in Rivers 1 in Bauchi) bringing the total number to 782( Discharged: 197 Deaths: 25)
Monday, April 20, 2020: 38 new cases were confirmed (23 in Kano; 5 in Gombe; 3 in Kaduna; 2 in Borno; 2 in Abia; 1 in FCT; 1 in Sokoto; 1 in Ekiti) bringing the total number to 665 (Discharged: 188; Deaths: 22)
Sunday, April 19, 2020: 86 new cases, the highest cases of #COVID19 since the outbreak of the pandemic in Nigeria ( 70 in Lagos; 7 in FCT; 3 in Katsina; 3 in Akwa Ibom; 1 in Jigawa; 1 in Bauchi; and 1 in Borno)
Saturday, April 18, 2020: New cases were reported
Friday, April 17, 2020: 51 cases: 32 in Lagos; 6 in Kano; 5 in Kwara; 2 in FCT; 2 in Oyo ; 2 in Katsina; 1 in Ogun; 1 in Ekiti as at 10:10 pm, bringing the number to 493 (Discharged: 159 Deaths: 17)
Thursday, April 16, 2020: On this day, 35 new cases of #COVID19 were reported as at 22:20 (19 in Lagos, 9 in FCT, 5 in Kano, 2 in Oyo) bringing the number to 442 (152 discharged with 13 deaths)
Tuesday, April 14, 2020:Oon this day, 11 new cases were reported as at 11:00 pm, bringing the number of cases in Nigeria to 373, 11 deaths.
Monday, April 13, 2020: Another 20 new cases were recorded as follows: 13 in Lagos 2 in Edo 2 in Kano 2 in Ogun 1 in Ondo, bringing the total number to 343 confirmed cases.
Sunday, April 12, 2020: On Easter Sunday, five more cases were recorded, bringing the number to 323 (2 in Lagos, 2 in Kwara, and 1 in Katsina).
Saturday, April 11, 2020: 13 new cases were reported across the country (11 in Lagos, 1 in Delta & 1 in Kano) as at 9:30pm, bringing the number to 318 confirmed cases; 70 discharged, and 10 deaths.
Friday, April 10, 2020: Update from NCDC says 17 new cases have been reported (8 in Lagos; 3 in Katsina; 2 in FCT; 1 in Niger; 1 in Kaduna; 1 in Anambra; 1 in Ondo, bringing the number to 305 cases. The number of discharged stood at 58 and 7 deaths at the time of this update.
Thursday, April 9, 2020: As at 21:30, 14 new cases of COVID19 were confirmed in Nigeria with (13 in Lagos and 1 in Delta State) bringing the number to 288 confirmed cases; 51 discharged with 7 deaths.
Wednesday, April 8, 2020: As at 21:00, 22 new patients (15 in Lagos, 4 in the FCT, 2 in Bauchi, 1 in Edo), bringing the number to 276 confirmed cases; 44 discharged with six deaths.
Tuesday, April 7, 2020: As at 21:30. 16 new cases were reported in Nigeria (10 in Lagos, 2 in the FCT, 2 in Oyo, 1 in Delta and 1 in Katsin) A total of 44 were discharged with six deaths.
Monday, April 6, 2020: As at 21:30, six new cases were discovered: 2 in Kwara, 2 in Edo, and 1 in Rivers States and 1 in the Abuja, bringing the number to 238 in Nigeria, with 35 discharged.
Sunday, April 5, 2020: As at 09:30 pm, eight new cases of COVID19 were reported: 5 in Lagos, 2 in the FCT and 1 in Kaduna State, bringing the number to 232 confirmed cases; 33 were discharged with five deaths.
Sunday, April 5, 2020: Ten new cases of #COVID19 were discovered and reported in Nigeria (6 in Lagos, 2 in FCT and 2 in Edo) as at 11:15 am, bringing the number to 224 confirmed cases.
Saturday, April 4, 2020 (As at 10:10 pm ): On this day, five new cases of #COVID19 were reported in Nigeria: three in Bauchi and two in the FCT. bringing the number of cases to 214.
There are reports that two Nurses at Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH), Yaba, Lagos State tested positive, but we’re awaiting confirmation from the appropriate authority at the time of this uodate.
Friday, April 3, 2020 (22:30): A few minutes to the closing of the day, NCDC announced 20 new cases of #COVID19 (11 in Lagos, 3 in the FCT, 3 in Edo, 2 in Osun & 1 in Ondo), and two deaths in Lagos, bringing the number to 210 cases, four fatalities.
Two deaths were also recorded.
Friday, April 3, 2020: As at 11:00, more five new cases were confirmed by the appropriate authority. The new cases were from Osun State, bringing total number in Osun to 20 and 190 in Nigeria.
Thursday, April 2, 2020: At 20:00, it’s confirmed that 10 new cases were reported and confirmed by the centre for disease control, bringing the total to 184 (7 in Lagos and 3 in the FCT)
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 (20:00): A few hours after 12 of reported cases, another case of 23 cases were reported: Lagos (9), FCT (7), Akwa Ibom (5), Kaduna (1), Bauchi (1).
NCDC said in a tweet, “As at 08:00 pm 1st April there are 174 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Nine have been discharged with two deaths.”
April 1, 2020: On this day, 12 more cases were confirmed by the FG. 9 in Osun State, 2 Edo, and i in Ekiti.
March 31, 2020: Four more cases were reported in Nigeria, bringing the number to 135 cases.
March 30, 2020: On this day, 20 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Nigeria on Monday, March 30, 2020. Bringing the number to 131 across Nigeria.
March 29, 2020: On this day, 14 new cases were reported, bringing the number of cases to 111, a few hours after President Buhari addressed the country in a nationwide broadcast. He announced a total lockdown of Lagos, Ogun and the FCT as one of the ways to curb the further spread of the virus.
March 28, 2020: On this day, NCDC confirmed 97 cases in Nigeria:
As at 10:40 pm 28th March: According to NCDC, there are 97 confirmed cases across Nigeria.
March 25, 2020: On this day, seven new cases were announced: three in Lagos State, one in Osun state one in Rivers State and two in Abuja.
March 24, 2020: On this day NCDC announced that it detected four new cases: one in Lagos State, one in Ogun State, one in Bauchi state and one also in Abuja.
Unfortunately, the victim of of deadly virus was the governor of Bauchi State Alhaji Bala Muhammed.
March 23, 2020: On this day, NCDC confirmed ten new cases: six in Lagos State, three in Abuja and one in Edo state.
March 22, 2020: On this day, eight new cases were discovered: six in Lagos State, one in Oyo state and one in Abuja.
March 21, 2020: On this day NCDC confirmed 10 new cases of COVID-19: seven in Lagos State and three in the Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
March 18, 2020: On this day, the situation was toing the path of national emergency as five new cases of the virus were reported. Four cases in Lagos and one in Ekiti State, Southwest, Nigeria.
The Ekiti case was said to have stayed briefly in Ibadan, Oyo State, before moving to Ekiti State with his driver.
March 17, 2020: On this day, the Lagos State Ministry of Health announced the third case of coronavirus in Nigeria.
According to report, a 30-year-old Nigerian female with her baby that returned on 13 March from the United Kingdom tested positive.
March 9, 2020: On this day, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed four new cases of the virus.
February 27, 2020: On this day, an Italian man from Milan reported imported the virus into Nigeria.
There have been 51 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Nigeria and 2 recoveries which includes the Italian man and the Nigerian man who contracted it from an Italian citizen in Ogun state. But unfortunately, there has been 1 case of death of a 67years old Nigerian who had other several complications.
You advised to report any suspected cases in your environment, community, state or family to the NCDC state emergency number in your state.
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When was the first coronavirus death in Nigeria?
The first victim of coronavirus in Nigeria is Suleiman Achimugu whose death was announced on March 23, 2020. He is a 67-year-old male who returned from the United Kingdom with underlying health conditions.
Who is the first governor to test positive for coronavirus in Nigeria?
Alhaji Bala Muhammed is the first executive governor to test positive to COVID-19 in Nigeria. He tested positive on March 24, 2020 and called on the government of President Muhammadu Buhari to take the virus seriously.
He was moved to an unknown isolation centre in the Northern part of the country.
Prominent Nigerians with coronavirus infection (COVID-19)
- Alhaji Abba Kyari
- Mohammed Atiku Abubakar
- Mallam Nasir El-Rufai
- Suleiman Achimugu
- Bala Muhammed
- Prof. Jesse Otegbayo
- Professor Ezekiel Olapade-Olaopa
- Professor Obafunke Denloye
- Davido’s babymama Chioma Rowland
- Muhammed Babandede
- Seyi Makinde
- Bukola Olopade
- Frank Okiye
Mohammed Atiku Abubakar:
On March 22, 2020, one of the sons of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Nigeria’s Ex-Vice President tested positive to coronavirus.
In a report by Daily Trust, Mohammed Atiku Abubakar and not Adamu Atiku Abubakar tested positive to COVID-19, though the 2019 presidential candidate didn’t disclose the identity of the victim, Daily Trust reported that Atiku’s media aide, Paul Ibe, made the clarification.
“My son has tested positive to coronavirus. @NCDCGov
has been duly informed, and he has been moved to Gwagwalada Specialist Teaching Hospital in Abuja for treatment and management. I will appreciate it if you have him in your prayers. Stay safe, coronavirus is real,” Atiku tweeted.
On March 22, 2020, Suleiman Achimugu, a former Managing Director of the Pipeline and Product Marketing Company (PPMC) died of coronavirus.
It was gathered he had an underlining health condition before his death. Family sources said he died while he was receiving treatment at a specialist hospital after he tested positive.
The most powerful man under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari Abba Kyari tested positive to COVID-19 on March 24, 2020
Bala Muhammed, the governor of Bauchi State was the first governor to test positive to coronavirus, prompting other state governors to go for the test.
Chioma is Davido’s fiancee, she tested positive to the virus on March 27, 2020. Nigeria’s music sensation, who made the announcement through his official Twitter handle.
Mallam Nasir El-Rufai
The former FCT Minister and incumbent governor of Kaduna State Mallam Nasir El-Rufai tested positive to coronavirus on March 28, 2020 announced that he tested positive to the virus and urged Nigerians to pray for him.
Prof. Jesse Otegbayo
Prof. Jesse Otegbayo is the Chief Medical Director of the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Oyo State. He tested positive to the virus on March 29, 2020.
Professor Ezekiel Olapade-Olaopa
Professor Ezekiel Olapade-Olaopa who is the Provost of the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Oyo State also tested positive to COVID-19.
Professor Obafunke Denloye
Professor Obafunke Denloye is the Deputy Provost of the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan and tested positive to the virus on March 29, 2020
Muhammed Babandede is the Controller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) he tested positive to COVID-19 on March 29, 2020.
On March 30, 2020, the executive governor of Oyo State Engr Seyi Makinde publicly announced his status, stating that he tested positive for COVID-19
Bukola Olopade is the former Youth and Sports Commissioner in Ogun State. He stated on his media handle that he tested positive to the virus.
Mr Olopade becomes the first sport person in Nigeria to test positive to the deadly virus.
Frank Okiye is the Speaker, Edo State House of Assembly. He becomes the first person in Edo State to have the virus.
Speaking on it, the Deputy Governor of Edo State, Philip Shaibu, said “The only two persons the speaker had direct contact with were his wife and daughter and they have been tested and fortunately, they tested negative.”
List of governors who tested positive to coronavirus
- Bala Muhammed (Bauchi State)
- Nasir El-Rufai (Kaduna State)
- Seyi Makinde (Oyo State)
Health tips to curb the spread of COVID-19
According to NCDC, “there is a higher risk of spreading #COVID19 through movement and travel” you’re advised to stay at home and avoid all non-essential movement and travel.
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