Nigeria presently has 10 new cases of the new coronavirus, the country’s health minister confirmed on Saturday, which brings the total number of cases in the country to 22.
Dr. Osagie Ehanire said in a tweet, “Nigeria has recorded 10 new cases of #COVID19 in Lagos and FCT,” the Minister, he said. “That is a total of 22 cases in Nigeria.”
In a statement released by the health, Lagos has 16 cases, while Abuja, the capital territory has 3 cases of the virus.
Ogun state and Ekiti additionally have two and one cases separately.
“Two have been discharged,” the Minister said. “All cases are clinically stable and receiving adequate care.”
All ten new coronavirus cases are Nigerian nationals and nine of them have a travel history to Canada, France, Netherlands, Spain, and the United Kingdom, the Minister said. and The 10th case is a close contact of a previously confirmed case.
The three cases in Abuja are being treated at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital (UATH), Gwagwalada, while the seven new cases in Lagos are being overseen at the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH), Yaba.
“All ten new cases have mild to moderate symptoms and are currently receiving treatment,” Dr. Ehanire said.
The Minister said contact tracing is ongoing to identify all persons who have been in contact with the confirmed cases.
The Ministry of Health has also heightened screening of all air, land and sea points of entry into Nigeria, Dr. Ehanire said.
The Minister reiterated, to the public, the importance of social distancing and other necessary precautions, such as frequent hand-washing.