On Saturday night, April 18, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, recorded 49 new cases of Coronavirus in Lagos, Federal Capital Territory (Abuja), Kano, Ogun, Oyo, and Ekiti states respectively.
This brings the total number of infections in the country to 542, Newsflash247 reports.
In the new 49 cases, 45 were recorded in Lagos, FCT, and Kano, while four were reported in Ogun, Oyo and Ekiti.
Newsflash247 gathered the report 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.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known via its Twitter handle.
The NCDC stated that the total number of coronavirus-related deaths has risen to 19 in the country.
It 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.”
According to the Punch, summaries the cases in Nigeria
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|