As Nigeria settles into the next phase of the lockdown relaxation, the federal government has expressed concern about the spike in infections across the country, especially with only 20 out of Nigeria’s 774 local government areas (LGAs) accounting for more than 50 per cent of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases.

Data from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) shows that the high-burden Local Goverment Areas (LGAs), which are spread across eight States and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), had 60 per cent of the confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria as of May 29, 2020.

The States are Lagos, Kano, Katsina, Jigawa, Bauchi, Borno, Edo, Ogun and the FCT as of May 29, 2020.

Out of the 20 LGAs, 11 are in Lagos, which has the highest number of infections in Nigeria.

The two Local Government Areas (LGAs) with the most Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Nigeria are Lagos Mainland 1,246 cases and Abuja Municipal Area Council (536).

Below are the affected LGAs in Lagos and the number of confirmed cases:

Lagos Mainland – 1,274 cases
Mushin – 458
Eti-Osa – 403
Alimosho – 239
Kosofe – 175
Ikeja – 168
Oshodi/Isolo – 132
Apapa – 131
Amuwo Odofin – 129
Lagos Island – 111
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The remaining LGAs with high number of confirmed cases are

Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) – 536
Tarauni (Kano) – 248
Nassarawa (Kano) – 152
Katsina – 242 cases
Maiduguri (Borno) – 167
Dutse (Jigawa) – 170
Oredo (Edo) – 126 cases
Bauchi – 114 cases
Ado Odo/Ota (Ogun) – 107

As of June 1, Nigeria recorded 10,578 COVID-19 cases, out of which 3,122 persons have been discharged while 299 deaths have occurred.

Of the total number of confirmed cases, 275 (2%) patients have travel history, 2,391 (23%) patients had contact with patients who have travel history while 7,912 (75%) patients are categorised under “unknown exposure.”

Demographics show that 7,133 (67%) of COVID-19 patients are male, while 3,445 (33%) are female.


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