#Covid19: Nigeria records 49 new cases of, total rises to 542



The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC on Saturday announced that the country recorded 49 new cases of coronavirus in six states.

In a tweet via its official handle, NCDC said 23 of the cases were recorded in Lagos, 12 in FCT, 10 in Kano, 2 in Ogun, 1 in Oyo, 1 in Ekiti.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 542. 166 have been discharged, and 19 deaths have been recorded.

COVID-19 deaths in Africa have already passed 1,000, with over 19,000 confirmed cases.

As at 10:40 pm 18th April, the number of states in Nigeria with confirmed cases of COVID-19 remains 19, including FCT.

Below is the list of states with the number of confirmed cases as reported by NCDC.

Lagos- 306

FCT- 81

Kano- 37

Osun- 20

Oyo- 16

Edo- 15

Ogun- 12

Kwara- 9

Katsina- 9

Bauchi- 6

Kaduna- 6

Akwa Ibom- 6

Delta- 4

Ekiti- 4

Ondo- 3

Enugu- 2


Niger- 2

Benue- 1

Anambra- 1


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