On the 15th of April 2020 as at 11:20 pm, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported thirty-four new cases of the COVID-19 disease with Lagos-18 and Kano-12 being the highest hit states as at the above mentioned date. Taking us to 16th April, 2020 there was a total of 42 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 and this time Lagos-19, FCT-9 and Kano-5 were the highest number recorded so far.
Prior to 15th and 16th, Kano State had only 4 cases as at 14th April with Lagos-214, FCT-58 and Osun-20, being the three highest hit states in the country. The rate at which Kano has moved from 4 cases to 21 new cases is so alarming and strict measures should be enforced in other to contain a possible disaster in a state that is regarded as the highest populated state according to 2006 census with a number of 9,401,288.
Previous NCDC report as at 14th April which shows Kano could be the next “Hotspot”:
As at 11:00 pm 14th April, number of states with confirmed cases of #COVID19: 19 + FCT
Lagos- 214 FCT- 58 Osun- 20 Edo- 15 Oyo- 11 Ogun- 9 Bauchi- 6 Kaduna- 6 Akwa Ibom- 6 Katsina-5 Kwara- 4 Kano- 4 Ondo- 3 Delta- 3 Enugu- 2 Ekiti- 2 Rivers-2 Benue- 1 Niger- 1 Anambra- 1
Current NCDC report as at 16th April:As at 10:20 pm 16th April, number of states with confirmed cases of #COVID19: 19 + FCT
Lagos- 251 FCT- 67 Kano- 21 Osun- 20 Edo- 15 Oyo- 13 Ogun- 9 Katsina- 7 Bauchi- 6 Kaduna- 6 Akwa Ibom- 6 Kwara- 4 Delta- 4 Ondo- 3 Enugu- 2 Ekiti- 2 Rivers-2 Niger- 2 Benue- 1 Anambra- 1
Kano State has taken the third spot by a number above Osun State making them the third highest record state in Nigeria.