NCDC confirms 86 new COVID-19 cases, Nigeria’s infections total 627

* Lagos records 70 Coronavirus cases in latest update

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect
Nigeria’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) total infections have risen to 627, as Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed 86 fresh cases.

The NCDC, via its verified account Sunday, April 19 confirmed the new cases.

According to the disease control agency, “eighty-six new cases of #COVID19 have been reported; 70 in Lagos, 7 in FCT, 3 in Katsina, 3 in Akwa Ibom, 1 in Jigawa, 1 in Bauchi, and 1 in Borno.

“As of 11:50 p.m. 19th April, there are 627 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria… discharged: 170 and deaths: 21 —NCDC (@NCDCgov) April 19, 2020.”

It stated further that as of 11:50 p.m April 19, the breakdown of cases by state in the country is as follows: Lagos- 376, FCT- 88, Kano- 36, Osun- 20, Oyo- 16, Edo- 15, Ogun- 12, Kwara- 9, Katsina- 12, Bauchi- 7, Kaduna- 6, Akwa Ibom- 9, Delta- 4, Ekiti- 3, Ondo- 3, Enugu- 2, Rivers-2, Niger- 2, Benue- 1, Anambra- 1, Borno- 1 and Jigawa- 2.

However, the NCDC noted that a case previously reported in Kano has been transferred to Jigawa State.

Therefore, the total number of confirmed cases in Kano is 36 as of April 19, 2020.

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