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.
Akwa Ibom- 6