Coronavirus-Free States in Nigeria
The first confirmed case of the pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 in Nigeria was announced on 27 February 2020, when an Italian citizen in Lagos tested positive for the virus, caused by SARS-CoV-2. On 9 March 2020, a second case of the virus was reported in Ewekoro, Ogun State, a Nigerian citizen who had contact with the Italian citizen.
The deadly coronavirus, which started in Wuhan China, has spread to 25 states in Nigeria including the Federal Capital Territory Abuja.
However, twelve states have not recorded any case of the coronavirus disease in Nigeria.
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control as of Tuesday night, reported 782 COVID-19 cases in the country while 197 recoveries and 25 fatalities have been recorded.
The Centre said, “As at 11:25 pm 21st April, breakdown of cases by states: Lagos-430, FCT-118, Kano-73, Osun-20, Ogun-20, Oyo-16, Katsina-16, Edo-15, Kwara-9, Kaduna-9, Akwa Ibom-9, Borno-9, Bauchi-8, Gombe-5, Delta-4, Ekiti-4, Ondo-3, Rivers-3, Jigawa-2, Enugu-2, Niger-2, Abia-2, Benue-1, Anambra-1, and Sokoto-1.”
However, the 12 Coronavirus-free states in Nigeria include Adamawa, Bayelsa, Cross River, Ebonyi, Imo, Kebbi, Kogi, Nasarawa, Plateau, Taraba, Yobe and Zamfara.
|Note: Data as of 2020/04/22 00:00 WAT|