Nigeria Records 117 New Coronavirus Cases, 25 Deaths


Nigeria has recorded 117 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total in the country to 782.

This was as Lagos State, Federal Capital Territory (Abuja), Kano, Borno, Katsina, Ogun, Rivers, and Bauchi states recorded new infections.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control announced this in its Twitter handle on Tuesday, saying that coronavirus-related deaths have risen to 25.

NCDC said, “117 new cases of #COVID19 have been reported: 59 in Lagos, 29 in FCT, 14 in Kano, six in Borno, four in Katsina, three in Ogun, one in Rivers, and one in Bauchi.

“As of 11:25 p.m on the 21st April, there are 782 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Discharged: 197. Deaths: 25.”

According to the NCDC, five cases were transferred to Ogun from Lagos.

It added, “Five cases previously reported in Lagos State have been transferred to Ogun State.

Therefore, Lagos has reported 430 confirmed cases while Ogun has reported 20 confirmed cases.”

The data from the NCDC showed that the virus has spread to 24 states, and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja as of Tuesday.

It said, “Breakdown of cases by states: Lagos – 430, FCT-118, Kano-73, Osun-20, Ogun-20, Oyo-16, Katsina-16, Edo-15, Kwara- nine, Kaduna- nine, Akwa Ibom- nine, Borno- nine, Bauchi-eight, Gombe-five, Delta- four, Ekiti- four, Ondo- three, Rivers- three, Jigawa- two, Enugu- two, Niger- two, Abia- two, Benue- one, Anambra- one, and Sokoto-one.”