Southwest region of Nigeria is taking the lead in the number of cases currently in admission on the rampaging Coronavirus disease in the country.
Newsbreak reports that the Federal Ministry of Health has the first confirmed COVID-19 case in Lagos State on 27 February 2020.
The case was an Italian citizen, who worked in Nigeria and returned from Milan, Italy to Lagos on 25 February 2020. He was confirmed by the Virology Laboratory of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, part of the Laboratory Network of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
Between then and on 12 September, Nigeria has recorded 199, 151 cases of the disease from 2, 884, 034 samples tested. Out of this number, 10, 135 cases are currently in admission across the states of the country. From this number, the six states in the southwest region –Lagos (3,785), Oyo (725), Ogun (70), Ondo (301), Ekiti (297) and Osun states (58) takes the lion share of 5, 236 cases.
In an analysis made public by the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) Commission on Monday, out of a total number of 2, 598 deaths recorded by Nigeria in the period under review, southwest alone takes a total number of 1, 105, meaning that many deaths occurred from the region more than the other five regions in the country.
The DAWN Commission says while Nigeria has discharged a total number of 186, 418 cases, the southwest is having its largest share of discharged cases of 91, 298.