Nigeria recorded 49 new cases of coronavirus in Lagos, Federal Capital Territory (Abuja), Kano, Ogun, Oyo, and Ekiti states on Saturday.
This brings the total number of infections in the country to 542.
Of the 49 new cases, 45 were recorded in Lagos, FCT, and Kano, while four were reported in Ogun, Oyo and Ekiti.
NCDC says that Lagos has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria with 306 confirmed infections, followed by Abuja and Kano with 81 and 37 cases respectively.
In its Twitter handle Nigeria Centre for Disease Control stated that the total number of coronavirus-related deaths has risen to 19 in the country.
NCDC tweeted, “Forty-nine new cases of #COVID19 have been reported: 23 in Lagos, 12 in FCT, 10 in Kano, two in Ogun, one in Oyo and one in Ekiti.
“As of 10:40 pm on the 18th April, there are 542 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Discharged: 166; Deaths: 19.
“Number of states with confirmed cases of #COVID19: 19 + FCT. Currently, Lagos has 306 cases, FCT- 81, Kano- 37, Osun- 20, Oyo- 16, Edo- 15, Ogun- 12, Kwara- nine, Katsina- nine, Bauchi- six, Kaduna- six, Akwa Ibom- six, Delta- four, Ekiti- four, Ondo- three, Enugu- two, Rivers-two, Niger- two, Benue- one and Anambra- one.”
CASE SUMMARY IN NIGERIA AS AT APRIL 18TH 2020
|Total Samples Tested||> 7153|
|Total Confirmed cases||542|
|States Affected||No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed)||No. of Active Cases||No. Discharged||No of Deaths|