Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu has been Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) since the 15th of August 2016.

No fewer than seven patients died of coronavirus-related complications in Kano and Ogun states on Friday.

Three other patients also died of COVID-19 in Bauchi, Kaduna and Sokoto.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known in its 70th Situation Report on COVID-19 published on Saturday.

According to the report, 10 COVID-19 fatalities were recorded in the country as of 11.30 pm on Friday.

The 10 new COVID-19 fatalities bring the total deaths recorded in the country to 117.

Of the 117 fatalities, 33 died in Lagos, Kano, 18; FCT, four; Borno, 14; Katsina, eight; Bauchi, one; Ogun, four; Kaduna, two; Sokoto, nine; Jigawa, one; Edo, four; Zamfara, three; Oyo, two; Osun, four; Nasarawa, one; Rivers, two; Delta, three; Akwa Ibom, two; Yobe, one and Ekiti one.


Part of the report read, “386 cases were reported in the last 24 hours in 20 states – Lagos (176), Kano (65), Katsina (31), FCT (20), Borno (17), Bauchi (15), Nasarawa (14), Ogun (13), Plateau (10), Oyo (four), Sokoto (four), Rivers (four), Kaduna (three), Edo (two), Ebonyi (two), Ondo (two), Enugu (one), Imo (one), Gombe (one) and Osun (one).

“No new state recorded a confirmed COVID-19 case in the last 24 hours. The total number of states including FCT that have reported at least one confirmed case in Nigeria is still 35 (34 states + FCT).

“Seventy-eight cases were discharged in the last 24 hours in twelve (12) states – Lagos (42), Gombe (10), Ogun (10), Oyo (three), Sokoto (three), Edo (two), Ekiti (two), Rivers (two), Delta (one), Kano (one), Kwara (one) and Niger (one).

“Ten deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours in five states – Kano (five), Ogun (two), Bauchi (one), Kaduna (one) and Sokoto (one).”

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