Nigeria records 86 fresh coronavirus cases — 70 in Lagos

With 86 new coronavirus cases, the total number of confirmed infections in the country has risen from 541 to 627.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) gave the update on its Twitter handle on Sunday. It also said the total number of fatalities recorded from the virus in Nigeria increased from 19 to 21.

“Eighty-six new cases of #COVID19 have been reported: 70 in Lagos, 7 in FCT, 3 in Katsina, 3 in Akwa Ibom, 1 in Jigawa, 1 in Bauchi and 1 in Borno. “As of 11:50 pm on the 19th of April, there are 627 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Discharged: 170; Deaths: 21,” the tweet read.

 

The disease has now spread to 21 states and the nation’s capital. Below is a breakdown of the cases in each of the states:

  • Lagos- 376
  • FCT- 88
  • Kano- 36
  • Osun- 20
  • Oyo- 16
  • Edo- 15
  • Ogun- 12
  • Kwara- 9
  • Katsina- 12
  • Bauchi- 7
  • Kaduna- 6
  • Akwa Ibom- 9
  • Delta- 4
  • Ekiti- 3
  • Ondo- 3
  • Enugu- 2
  • Rivers-2
  • Niger- 2
  • Benue- 1
  • Anambra- 1
  • Borno- 1
  • Jigawa- 2.

As of 11:58pm on April 18, the total number of those tested in Nigeria are 7,153 out of which there are 627 confirmed cases. 436 active cases, 170 recoveries and 21 deaths.

April 20, 2020

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