Coronavirus: Nigeria records 49 new cases, 2 more deaths

Nigeria has just recorded 2 more deaths for coronavirus while 49 new cases have been confirmed by the NCDC, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 542.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control announced in a tweet that 49 new cases were reported in Lagos, Kano, Abuja (FCT), Ogun, Oyo and Ekiti.

Coronavirus: Nigeria records 49 new cases, 2 more deaths

With the newest update, there was a drop in the tally of daily figures released by the agency as compared to that of Friday, which recorded the highest daily figure yet.

Also, Nigeria’s death toll from the disease increased from 17 on Friday to 19.

Details of the state’s where the two new deaths were recorded were not provided.

The breakdown of the new cases showed that Lagos has 23 cases, followed by FCT – 12, Kano – 10, Ogun 2, Oyo and Ekiti one apiece.

Lagos remains the epicentre of the outbreak in Nigeria, while confirmed cases in Kano have been on the rise since the first confirmed case was announced on Sunday in the city.

The NCDC said so far 542 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Nigeria. Of this, 166 have been discharged while 19 people have died.

As of the time of reporting, 19 states and the FCT have confirmed at least a case of the virus in Nigeria.

Lagos State has now reported 306 cases, followed by FCT – 81, Kano – 37, Osun – 20, Edo – 15, Oyo – 16, Ogun – 12, Kwara – 9, Katsina – 9, Bauchi, Kaduna and Akwa Ibom – 6, Delta and Ekiti – 4, while Ondo have 3 cases. Enugu, Niger,and Rivers have two cases each, while Benue and Anambra have recorded one each.

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