COVID-19: Nigeria records highest daily cases

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COVID-19: Nigeria records highest daily cases

COVID-19: Nigeria records highest daily cases

On Friday, Nigeria recorded a total of 51 cases of COVID-19, this was made known by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

So far, this is the highest daily number of confirmed cases since the first case was reported in Nigeria in the month of February.

With the latest update, the total number of cases in the country to 493.

The Death toll in Nigeria from the disease increased from 13 on Thursday to 17.

In a tweet by NCDC on Friday night stated that the new cases were report from a total of eight states which are – Lagos, Kano, Kwara, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Oyo, Katsina, Ogun, and Ekiti.

Analysis showed that Lagos has 32 cases, followed by Kano – 6, Kwara – 5, FCT – 2, Oyo – 2, Katsina – 2, Ekiti – 1 and Ogun State – 1.

Lagos remains the epicentre of the disease in the country, while so far the confirmed cases in Kano State have been on the rise since the first confirmed case was announced on Sunday in the city.

The NCDC as at 10:10 p.m. on April 17, stated that a total of 493 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Nigeria. Of this, 159 have been discharged while 17 people have lost their lives.

COVID-19: Nigeria records highest daily cases

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