5 NEW CORONAVIRUS CASES RECORDED IN KWARA

Kwara State has recorded five new coronavirus infections, The PUNCH reports.

This brings the total number of cases in the state to nine.

The state government made this known on Friday night via its Twitter handle.

The government said a total of 128 tests had been conducted and 87 samples tested negative while 32 results were pending.

Two recoveries had, however, been made, leaving the active cases in the state to seven.

There has not been any record of death.

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, said 51 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Nigeria.

“As at 10:10 pm 17th April there are 493 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Nigeria,” it announced, adding that a total of 159 recoveries have been made while 17 deaths have been recorded, unfortunately.