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Breaking: Nigeria Records 86 Coronavirus Cases, 70 In Lagos




Breaking: Nigeria Records 86 Coronavirus Cases, 70 In Lagos

Nigeria has recorded 86 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the West African country.

Naija News reports that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed this in a series of tweets on the micro-blogging site, Twitter on Sunday evening, April 19.

According to the NCDC, of the eighty-six new coronavirus cases recorded on Sunday evening, seventy were detected in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city, seven in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, three in Katsina, three in Akwa Ibom, one in Jigawa, one in Bauchi and one in Borno State, northern Nigeria.

The NCDC 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 1 in Borno As at 11:50 pm 19th April there are 627 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Discharged: 170 Deaths: 21.

“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.”

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The development means the number of cases of coronavirus in Nigeria has risen to six hundred and twenty-seven (627) with one hundred and seventy (170) people discharged and twenty-one (21 ) deaths recorded.