Nigeria’s confirmed coronavirus cases reach 627; 21 deaths

Coronavirus Watch in Nigeria


The number of confirmed new coronavirus cases and the related death toll continued to mount Sunday in Nigeria as the NCDC  reported eighty-six new cases.

“Eighty-six new cases of COVID-19 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, said NCDC.

“As at 11:50 pm 19th April, there are 627 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Nigeria,” it stated, adding that the total recoveries in the country were 170 while the total deaths were 21.


A breakdown of cases by states showed that Lagos has 376 cases, FCT has 88 infections, Kano has 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.


Written by Victotria Ayuwei

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