NIGERIA DECLARES 86 NEW CASES OF CORONAVIRUS AS TWO NEW STATES JOIN WITH FRESH CASES

Nigeria has recorded 86 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 627.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known via its Twitter handle on Sunday.

It also said the total number of fatalities recorded from the virus in Nigeria has increased to 21.

It tweeted, “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 pm on the 19th of April, there are 627 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Discharged: 170; Deaths: 21.

“One case previously reported in Kano, has been transferred to Jigawa state. Therefore, the total number of confirmed cases in Kano is 36 as at the 19th of April 2020.

“The breakdown of cases by state is: 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.”

The centre earlier announced that it committed an error on Saturday by announcing a new case for Ekiti State.

“Yesterday (Saturday), we erroneously reported one new case in Ekiti. This was wrong and was caused by an error in the verification process.

“We apologise to the Government of Ekiti State for this error.

“We remain committed to improving our quality control processes, to ensure accurate and transparent reporting of cases.”