The Nigerian government on Thursday, April 23, has announced that about 40 health workers have tested positive for the COVID-19, otherwise known as Coronavirus in the country.
The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire disclosed this on Thursday during the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
He, therefore, appealed to medical workers in the frontline of the COVID-19 fight to always protect themselves while giving treatment to infected patients.
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), had on Wednesday, April 22, had recorded 91 new cases of Covid-19, in the country, bringing the total number of confirmed infections in the state to 873 and 28 deaths.
Till date, 873 cases have been confirmed, 197 cases have been discharged and 28 deaths have been recorded in Nigeria.
Breakdown of cases by state: Lagos-504, FCT-119, Kano-73, Ogun-24, Katsina-21, Osun-20, Oyo-17, Edo-17, Kwara-10, Kaduna- nine, Akwa Ibom- nine, Borno- nine, Bauchi- eight, Delta- six, Gombe- five, Ekiti- four, Ondo- three, Rivers- three, Jigawa- two, Enugu-two, Niger- two, Abia- two, Benue- one, Anambra- one, Sokoto- one and Adamawa- one.”