23 suspected cases of coronavirus identified in Edo, Lagos, Ogun, FCT and Kano states – NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has disclosed that 23 suspected cases of coronavirus have been identified in Edo, Lagos, Ogun, FCT and Kano states.

NCDC director-general, Chikwe Ihekweazu, on Sunday, in Abuja disclosed that apart from the index case recorded in Lagos, there is no new confirmed case of the coronavirus in Nigeria.

23 suspected cases of coronavirus identified in Edo, Lagos, Ogun, FCT and Kano states - NCDC

Ihekweazu stated that a total of 219 contacts of the index case were identified, including contacts from hotel, workplace and hospital.

“No new contacts have been reported in Lagos and Ogun states,” he said.

He said the confirmed case is clinically stable at the designated treatment facility for the virus at the infectious disease hospital (IDH) in Yaba, Lagos.

He reiterated that a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC) activated at level three had continued to coordinate the national response activities led by NCDC.

He said field investigations were ongoing and all contacts were undergoing daily symptom monitoring.

23 suspected cases of coronavirus identified in Edo, Lagos, Ogun, FCT and Kano states - NCDC

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