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We made an error on the new COVID-19 case in Ekiti – NCDC

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Sunday, April 19, has announced that a new case of Covid-19 recorded in Ekiti State on Saturday night, was wrong and was caused by an error in the verification process.

Recall that NCDC, on Saturday night, had announced one case in Ekiti State, bringing the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 542.

Meanwhile, NCDC made the announcement on its official Twitter account on Sunday, saying, a new case recorded to Ekiti was wrong and was caused by an error in the verification process.

It tweeted:

“Yesterday, we erroneously reported one new case in Ekiti. This was wrong and was caused by an error in the verification process.

“Therefore, as at April 18 2020, there are 541 confirmed cases, 166 discharged and 19 deaths.

Ekiti state has 3 confirmed cases, NOT 4”

The new cases are now spread across Lagos, Kano, Oyo, Ogun states as well as Abuja, the country capital.

According to the breakdown, Lagos recorded 23 cases; twelve in the FCT, ten in Kano, two in Ogun, one in Oyo.

NCDC said “Forty- eight new cases of #COVID19 have been reported: 23 in Lagos, 12 in FCT, 10 in Kano, two in Ogun, one in Oyo.

“As of 10:40 pm on the 18th April there are 541 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- three, Ondo- three, Enugu- two, Rivers-two, Niger- two, Benue- one and Anambra- one.”

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Victor Akande

Victor Akande, a blogger by profession for the past 7 years. He studied Mathematics at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka Contact: +2348053316946 Twitter: @Newsflash2471

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