COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria

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COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria
States & Territory by confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria
Confirmed cases
Confirmed COVID-19 Deaths in Nigeria
Confirmed deaths
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationNigeria
First outbreakMilan, Italy
Index caseLagos
Arrival date27 February 2020
(1 year, 3 months, 2 weeks and 5 days ago)
Confirmed cases4,971
Recovered1,070
Deaths
164
Government website
covid19.ncdc.gov.ng

The first confirmed case relating to the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria was announced on February 27 2020, when an Italian citizen in Lagos tested positive for the virus SARS-CoV-2.[1][2]

On March 9, 2020, a second case of the virus was reported in Ewekoro, Ogun State, in a Nigerian citizen who had contact with the Italian citizen.[3]

On March 23, there were ten new cases: six in Lagos State, three in the FCT and one in Edo State.[4] They also confirmed their first death, a 67-year-old Suleiman Achimugu.[5][6]

Economics[change | change source]

Nigeria is Africa's largest economy, and it has a large oil industry. It was hit hard when oil prices fell below zero in spring 2020 because of the pandemic.[7]

According to the World Data Lab, the coronavirus pandemic is bad for Africa's middle class. According to one economist from the Africa and the Middle East at Standard Chartered Bank, a middle-class person is someone who is not rich but does have a steady income. One of the industries that has helped Africa's middle class rise over the past 30 years is tourism, and many countries closed borders and encouraged people not to travel. Experts say this is especially bad because a strong middle class lifts the whole country.[8]

Statistics[change | change source]

By states[change | change source]

Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria by state ()[9]
State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
23x15px Lagos 22,562 1,223 21,119 220
23x15px FCT 6,385 369 5,934 82
Plateau 3,724 52 3,639 33
23x15px Oyo 3,693 406 3,242 45
23x15px Rivers 2,916 99 2,758 59
23x15px Kaduna 2,778 72 2,661 45
23x15px Edo 2,690 19 2,559 112
23x15px Ogun 2,103 78 1,994 31
23x15px Delta 1,823 37 1,737 49
Kano 1,768 24 1,690 54
23x15px Ondo 1,722 98 1,585 39
Enugu 1,332 21 1,290 21
23x15px Kwara 1,088 33 1,028 27
Ebonyi 1,055 6 1,019 30
Katsina 965 12 929 24
Osun 942 16 906 20
Gombe 938 56 857 25
23x15px Abia 926 9 908 9
Bauchi 750 16 720 14
23x15px Borno 745 4 705 36
Imo 648 23 613 12
Benue 493 22 460 11
23x15px Nasarawa 485 147 325 13
Bayelsa 426 23 382 21
23x15px Ekiti 346 13 327 6
Jigawa 325 6 308 11
Akwa Ibom 319 21 289 9
Niger 286 10 264 12
Anambra 285 1 265 19
23x15px Adamawa 261 4 238 19
Sokoto 165 148 17
Taraba 155 20 129 6
Kebbi 93 1 84 8
23x15px Yobe 92 13 71 8
Cross River 89 2 78 9
23x15px Zamfara 79 1 73 5
23x15px Kogi 5 3 2
Total 65,457 2,957 61,337 1,163
Note: Data as of 2020/11/17 23:00 WAT

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "FIRST CASE OF CORONA VIRUS DISEASE CONFIRMED IN NIGERIA". Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. 28 February 2020. Retrieved 10 March 2020.
  2. Maclean, Ruth; Dahir, Abdi Latif (28 February 2020). "Nigeria Responds to First Coronavirus Case in Sub-Saharan Africa". The New York Times. Retrieved 10 March 2020.
  3. "Nigeria records second case of Coronavirus". P.M. News. 9 March 2020. Retrieved 10 March 2020.
  4. Onyedika-Ugoeze, Nkechi (23 March 2020). "Nigeria's coronavirus cases now 40". The Guardian Newspaper. Retrieved 24 March 2020.
  5. "Achimugu, ex-PPMC boss identified as Nigeria's first coronavirus death". P.M. News. 23 March 2020. Retrieved 1 April 2020.
  6. Emorinken, Moses (23 March 2020). "COVID-19: UPDATED: First death recorded as confirmed cases rise to 36". The Nation Newspaper. Retrieved 23 March 2020.
  7. Rick Gladstone (April 22, 2020). "Oil Collapse and Covid-19 Create Toxic Geopolitical Stew". New York Times. Retrieved July 1, 2020.
  8. Abdi Latif Dahir (June 29, 2020). "Coronavirus Is Battering Africa's Growing Middle Class". New York Times. Retrieved June 29, 2020.
  9. "NCDC Covid-19 Page". Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. Retrieved 17 July 2020.

Other websites[change | change source]