Since it was first detected in Wuhan, China in December 2019, coronavirus (COVID-19) has ravaged through the world with social and economic impact that will be felt for years.

As of April 5, 2020, over 1.2 million people have been infected with over 68,000 killed across the world.

More than 259,000 people have also recovered from the virus, declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Nigeria has had its fair share of the global crisis with 232 confirmed cases, and five deaths (as of April 5).

As confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), below is a timeline of coronavirus and profile of cases in Nigeria:

  1. February 27 - A 44-year old Italian man tested positive in Lagos.
  2. March 8 - One of the Italian's contacts in Ogun tested positive.
  3. March 16 - A 30-year old Nigerian woman who returned from the United Kingdom on March 13 tested positive in Lagos.
  4. March 18 - 5 cases recorded in Lagos and Ekiti.
  5. March 19 - 4 new cases recorded in Lagos.
  6. March 21 - 10 new cases recorded in Lagos and the Federal Capital Territory.
  7. March 22 - 8 new cases recorded in Lagos, FCT, and Oyo.
  8. March 23 - 10 new cases recorded in Lagos, FCT, and Edo.
  9. March 23 - Nigeria records first coronavirus death - Suleiman Achimugu, a former managing director of the Pipeline and Product Marketing Company (PPMC).
  10. March 24 - 4 cases were recorded in Lagos, FCT, Ogun, and Bauchi. Bauchi case is state governor, Bala Mohammed.
  11. March 25 - 7 new cases recorded in Lagos, FCT, Osun, and Rivers.
  12. March 26 - 14 new cases confirmed in Lagos, Bauchi, and FCT.
  13. March 27 - 16 new cases recorded in Lagos, FCT, Oyo, Edo, and Enugu.
  14. March 28 - 16 new cases recorded in Lagos, FCT, Oyo, Osun, Benue, and Kaduna. The case in Kaduna is state governor, Nasir El-Rufai.
  15. March 29 - 14 new cases recorded in Lagos and FCT.
  16. March 30 - 1 new death recorded. Patient had severe underlying illnesses.
  17. March 30 - 20 new cases recorded in Lagos, FCT, Kaduna, and Oyo. Oyo's case is state governor, Seyi Makinde.
  18. March 31 - 8 new cases recorded in Lagos, FCT, Osun and Ogun.
  19. April 1 - 35 new cases recorded in Lagos, FCT, Akwa Ibom, Kaduna and Bauchi.
  20. April 2 - 10 new cases recorded in Lagos and FCT.
  21. April 3 - 25 new cases recorded in Lagos, FCT, Edo, Oyo, Ondo.
  22. April 3 - 2 new deaths recorded in Lagos and Edo.
  23. April 4 - 5 new cases recorded in Bauchi and FCT.
  24. April 5 - 18 new cases recorded in Lagos, FCT, Kaduna, and Edo.
  25. April 5 - One new death recorded in Lagos.

States affected

Total confirmed cases - 232

Recovered - 33

Dead - 5

  1. Lagos - 120
  2. FCT - 47
  3. Osun - 20
  4. Oyo - 9
  5. Edo - 9
  6. Bauchi - 6
  7. Akwa Ibom - 5
  8. Kaduna - 5
  9. Ogun - 4
  10. Enugu - 2
  11. Ekiti - 2
  12. Rivers - 1
  13. Benue - 1
  14. Ondo - 1

This list will be updated with new developments at the end of every day.

*Last updated April 5.