Breaking: 10 Dead As Nigeria’s Coronavirus Cases Rise to 318


No fewer than 10 deaths have been recorded in Nigeria from the novel coronavirus which has spread to 19 states in the country.

The Nigeria Control for Disease Control, which made this known on Saturday, also said 13 new confirmed cases were recorded in the country.

The new cases, the NCDC said, have brought the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 318.

The centre made the announcement on its Twitter handle at 09.30 p.m.

It also announced that no fewer than 70 patients have been discharged in the country.

The NCDC said, “13 new cases of #COVID-19 have been reported – 11 in Lagos, one in Delta and one in Kano State.

“There are 19 states with confirmed cases in Nigeria.

“As of 9:30 pm on the 11th of April, there are 318 confirmed cases, 70 discharged and 10 deaths.

“Currently, Lagos has 174 cases, FCT – 56, Osun – 20, Edo – 12, Oyo – 11, Ogun – seven, Bauchi – six, Kaduna – six, Akwa Ibom – five, Katsina – four, Delta – three, Enugu – two, Ekiti – two, Rivers – two, Kwara – two, Ondo – two, Benue – one, Niger – one, Anambra – one and Kano – one.”

Though the NCDC did not announce the states where the three new deaths were recorded, Lagos and Kano earlier announced that they recorded fatalities.