The Nigeria Centres for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed sixteen new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nigeria.
The NCDC made this known on Tuesday night on its Twitter handle.
It tweeted: “Sixteen new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria: 10 in Lagos, 2 in the FCT, 2 in Oyo, 1 in Delta and 1 in Katsina
“As at 09:30 pm 7th April, there are 254 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Fourty-four have been discharged with six deaths”
Meanwhile, nearly 2,000 people infected with the new coronavirus have died in the United States in the past 24 hours, according to a count at 8:30 p.m. local time at Johns Hopkins University. It is the worst daily report in the world since the start of the pandemic.
This record increase (+1,939 exactly) brings to 12,722 the total number of deaths recorded. The first world power is thus approaching the two most bereaved countries so far, Italy (17,127 dead) and Spain (13,798).
The United States alone has more than a quarter of the officially declared cases worldwide: 396,223 in total, or 29,609 more in one day, according to figures from Johns Hopkins, continuously updated.