86 new cases Of COVID-19 raises total number of infection to 627


Eighty-six new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). With this development, the total number of infections in Nigeria has now shot to 627.

This was confirmed by the NCDC late Sunday via a statement on Twitter.

According to the agency, of the 86 new cases, seventy were in Lagos, seven in FCT, three in Katsina, three in Akwa Ibom, one in Jigawa, one in Bauchi and one in Borno.

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
1 in Borno

As at 11:50 pm 19th April there are 627 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria.

Discharged: 170
Deaths: 21 pic.twitter.com/7gsnusWRow

— NCDC (@NCDCgov) April 19, 2020
As at 11:50 pm 19th April, 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
Jigawa- 2

— NCDC (@NCDCgov) April 19, 2020
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

— NCDC (@NCDCgov) April 19, 2020
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