Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) as disclosed using its twitter handle the total number of Coronavirus cases in the country. The organization further revealed that Fifty-one (51) new cases of COVID-19 have been reported.
This is the highest number of cases to be reported within 24 hours in the country since the first index case reported in Ewekoro, Ogun State sometimes around early-March. NCDC revealed in it tweet the breakdown of the cases by states which makes Lagos remain the epicenter of the virus in Nigeria. Here is the tweet;
Fifty-one new cases of #COVID19 have been reported;
32 in Lagos
6 in Kano
5 in Kwara
2 in FCT
2 in Oyo
2 in Katsina
1 in Ogun
1 in Ekiti
As at 10:10 pm 17th April there are 493 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria.
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) April 17, 2020
As at 10:10 pm 17th April, number of states with confirmed cases of COVID19: 19 + FCT, Lagos- 283, FCT- 69 Kano- 27, Osun- 20, Edo- 15, Oyo- 15, Ogun- 10, Kwara- 9, Katsina- 9, Bauchi- 6, Kaduna- 6, Akwa Ibom- 6, Delta- 4, Ondo- 3, Ekiti- 3, Enugu- 2, Rivers-2, Niger- 2, Benue- 1, Anambra- 1.
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