COVID19: Nigeria’s cases rise to 254 as two states get first cases

Sixteen new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Nigeria, bringing the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 254.

Of the 16 cases, 10 were recorded in Lagos State, two in Oyo, one in Delta, one in Katsina and two in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

The new cases were announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control at 09.31pm on Tuesday.

The NCDC also said Nigeria recorded one new death while nine more patients recovered.

It tweeted, “Sixteen new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Nigeria: 10 in Lagos, two in the FCT, two in Oyo, one in Delta and one in Katsina.

“As of 09:30 pm on 7th of April, there are 254 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Nigeria. 44 have been discharged with six deaths.

“Currently, Lagos has 130 cases, FCT- 50, Osun- 20, Oyo- 11, Edo- 11, Bauchi- six, Akwa Ibom- five, Kaduna – five, Ogun – four, Enugu – two, Ekiti- two, Rivers- two, Benue – one, Ondo – one, Kwara – two, Delta – one, and Katsina – one.”

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